Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AFT Awards: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

This is the seventeenth category of the 9th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2014-2015 season. Finalists and semi-finalists are included to recognize more of the impressive work done on television today. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

Last year’s nominees: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Justified, Person of Interest, Ray Donovan

Semi-finalists: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Banshee, Better Call Saul, Boardwalk Empire, Daredevil, Downton Abbey, Elementary, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels, House of Cards, Longmire, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, The Bridge, The Good Wife, The Killing, True Blood, Tyrant

Finalists: The Affair assembled a group of people all facing a crisis of some sort, embellishing its ensemble just as strongly as its protagonists. Mad Men moved into its final era with committed performances all around. The Red Road delved deeper into its story with a cast ingrained in its themes and universe. Parenthood said goodbye with one last round of heartwarming family drama from its TV family. Rectify hit home more than ever with deep, intense portrayals of soft-spoken, complicated characters.

The nominees:

Justified, Sons of Anarchy, and The Newsroom all signed off with superb cast efforts that made their ensemble players invaluable. Ray Donovan intensified its storylines and got the best out of its dedicated performers.

The winner:

The Leftovers united a large and diverse group of actors to portray the remnants of humanity following the rapture, all of whom contributed such emotion and intensity to every moment of the show.

Next up: Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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