[COUNTDOWN] List of Stand Out TV Performances: Emmys of the 2016-2017 Season

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    In the era of "Peak TV" it's becoming increasingly hard to stand out, but that's why these 15 potential nominees did. Entertainment Tonight sat down with the stars of several television series to discuss their stand out performances of the season.

    By network
    • HBO - 4
    • ABC - 3
    • FX - 2
    • Showtime - 2
    • Amazon / Comedy Central / Hulu / truTV - 1

    By program
    • 'This Is Us' (ABC) - 3
    • 'The Leftovers' (HBO) - 2
    • 'Transparent' (Amazon) / 'The Daily Show' (Comedy Central) / 'Legion' (FX) / 'Atlanta' (FX) / 'Insecure' (HBO) / 'Westworld' (HBO) / 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Hulu) / 'Homeland' (Showtime) / 'Billions' (Showtime) / 'Billy on the Street' (truTV) - 1
     
      HBO network ('The Leftovers' / 'Insecure' / 'Westworld')

      'The Leftovers' - Justin Theroux
      'The Leftovers' actor Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Kevin Garvey. This marks his first Emmy nomination.

      'The Leftovers' - Carrie Coon
      'The Leftovers' actress Carrie Coon as Nora Durst
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Nora Durst. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      'Insecure' - Issa Rae
      'Insecure' actress Issa Rae as Issa Dee
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Issa Dee. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      'Westworld' - Thandie Newton
      'Westworld' actress Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Maeve Millay. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      ABC network ('This Is Is')

      'This Is Us' - Mandy Moore
      'This Is Us' actress Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Rebecca Pearson. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      'This Is Us' - Milo Ventimiglia
      'This Is Us' actor Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Jack Pearson. This marks his first Emmy nomination.

      'This Is Us' - Sterling K. Brown
      'This Is Us' actor Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Randall Pearson. This marks his second Emmy nomination he previous won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for his performance as Christopher Darden in 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'.

      Amazon network ('Transparent')

      'Transparent' - Our Lady J
      'Transparent' writer/actress Our Lady J
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      Comedy Central network ('The Daily Show')

      'The Daily Show' - Trevor Noah
      'The Daily Show' talkshow host Trevor Noah
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. This marks his first Emmy nomination since hosting the series.

      FX network  ('Legion' / 'Atlanta')

      'Legion' - Dan Stevens
      'Legion' actor Dan Stevens as David Haller
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as David Haller. This marks his first Emmy nomination.

      'Atlanta' - Brian Tyree Henry
      'Atlanta' actor Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred "Papa Boi" Miles
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Alfred "Papa Boi" Miles. This marks his first Emmy nomination.

      Hulu network ('The Handmaid's Tale')

      'The Handmaid's Tale' - Alexis Bledel
      'The Handmaid's Tale' actress Alexis Bledel as Emily/Ofglen
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Emily/Ofglen. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      Showtime network ('Homeland' / 'Billions')

      'Homeland' - Claire Danes
      'Homeland' actress Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Carrie Mathison. This marks her seventh nomination she's previously won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance as Temple Gardin in 'Temple Gardin', and twice for 'Homeland' in 2012 and 2013.

      'Billions' - Asia Kate Dillon
      'Billions' actress Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Amber Mason
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Taylor Amber Mason. This marks her first Emmy nomination.

      truTV network ('Billy on the Street')

      'Billy on the Street' - Billy Eichner
      'Billy on the Street' talkshow host Billy Eichner
      Potential nominee for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. This marks his second Emmy nomination he was previously nominated in 2015 for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for 'Funny or Die's Billy on the Street'.
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