Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

This is the first category of the 12th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2017-2018 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Last year’s nominees: Rami Malek, Giovanni Ribisi, Dan Stevens, Billy Bob Thornton, Finn Wolfhard

Emmy nominees: Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Ed Harris, Matthew Rhys, Milo Ventimiglia, Jeffrey Wright

Finalists: Dan Stevens (Legion), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

The nominees:
Paul Bettany (Manhunt: Unabomber)
Taylor Kitsch (Waco)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete)

The winner:

J.K. Simmons (Counterpart) delivered an incredible dual performance, portraying two characters whose identical looks made his ability to separate them into different people all the more mesmerizing.

Next up: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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