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The extra-special-bonus Best of the 2010s lists keep arriving all this week! Yesterday, it was the Best Film Performances, now we’re moving to the small screen with the top TV Performances. And while the screens were smaller, the roles were arguably bigger, at least in terms of running time.

Regarding eligibility: all Lead and Supporting (but not Guest) performances from any show that aired at least one full season between 2010 and 2019 was eligible. Actors who played multiple characters in the same show were considered one performance. Actors who played the same character across multiple shows were also considered one performance.

1. Andy Daly as Forrest MacNeil, Review
2. Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir, Community
3. Nathan Fielder as “Nathan Fielder,” Nathan for You
4. Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena, Rachel Duncan, etc., Orphan Black
5. Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul*
6. Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, Community
7. Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
8. Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper and Dougie Jones, Twin Peaks
9. Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets
10. Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, Mr. Robot
11. Bill Hader as Barry Berkman, Barry
12. Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal
13. Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Better Call Saul
14. Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Better Call Saul
15. Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Halt and Catch Fire
16. Alison Brie as Annie Edison, Community
17. Billy Porter as Pray Tell, Pose
18. Eden Sher as Sue Heck, The Middle
19. Aden Young as Daniel Holden, Rectify
20. Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, Hannibal
21. Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Halt and Catch Fire
22. Zach Galifianakis as Chip and Dale Baskets, Baskets

*-I wasn’t a regular viewer of Breaking Bad, but based on Better Call Saul, I would venture to guess that Odenkirk was impressive right away as soon as he originated the role.