Top 5 Performances by an Actor in a TV Series in 2016

As the 2016 TV season comes to a halt, and the Summer/Winter season begins, here are my picks for the best performance by an actor in a TV Series in 2016.

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Note: While most shows have finished for their mid-season break, a few still remain going or will finish in the next couple of weeks. If any of these episodes contain performances that may impact this list, I will update it. 

Top 5 Performances by an Actor in a TV Series in 2016

1. John Lithgow (Winston Churchill, The Crown)

2. Wagner Moura (Pablo Escobar, Narcos)

3. Courtney B. Vance (John Cochrane, American Crime Story)

4. Anthony Hopkins (Robert Ford, Westworld)

5. Riz Ahmed (Nasir Khan, The Night Of)

Honourable Mentions: Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Jeffery Wright (Westworld), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

After compiling this list, I realised it was a great statement for diversity in Hollywood at the moment, with 2 elderly actors, an African American, a British Pakistani and a Brazillian.

Photos: John Lithgow (Romper), Wagner Moura (Complex UK), Courtney B Vance (AV Club), Anthony Hopkins (, Riz Ahmed (The Wrap)