Amin Joseph Snowfall

WHY HE DESERVES A NOD: Don’t let Uncle Jerome’s all-too-accurate Full Force vibe — replete with a moist Jheri curl wig, gold rings and muscles — fool you. Joseph, especially in Season 4, brought gravitas to his portrayal with his posture, shifts of his mouth and eyes communicating everything from incredulity to heartbreak. Episode 9 featured multiple standout scenes, including a frightening fistfight with Franklin, which ultimately made Jerome crumple into tears for his wounded wife in the hospital and all their fleeting dreams.