Year in Review
2016 Great Performances

2016 in Review: 20 Best Performances

We laughed. We cried. We felt things deep deep down. And now it’s time to give credit where credit is due.

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As TVLine continues to review the best and worst the small screen had to offer this past year, we’re honoring the 20 most jaw-dropping performances of 2016.

Given the breadth of outstanding work that was done between January and December, culling this list was a mission: near impossible. But after much screaming and yelling, er, respectful discourse, we managed to agree that these 20 tour de forces demanded a second round of applause.

Check out the gallery to the right for our full lineup — or click here for direct access — then tell us which performances knocked your socks off in 2016.