The 5 Best TV Performances of 2017

Actors like Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman gave career-defining turns this year

We’ve spent all week looking back on television’s highs and lows in 2017: the 10 best shows, the 10 best new TV shows and the 10 most disappointing shows. For the week’s final entry, it’s time to spotlight the year’s five most spectacular performances. These unforgettable turns—one of which was egregiously overlooked by Emmy voters—include actors from the series that topped both the 10 best shows and 10 best new shows lists, as well as the first broadcast series to crack a best-of list this week.

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