Clockwise From Top Left
Ricky Gervais at the Emmys
His Blighty bile, genuine wit, and spontaneity saved a stultifying evening.
As Hugh Laurie is to House, Lewis is to Life: The you-can’t-take-your-eyes-off-him star of a ho-hum show.
Neil Patrick Harris
Officially TV’s MVP (see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and How I Met Your Mother).
Ryan’s funny—who knew? Her endearingly goofy Holly was the perfect foil for Michael on The Office.
Sons of Anarchy’s a must-see for Sagal’s Lady Macbeth–meets–Carmela Soprano biker moll.
As Mad Men’s seething, self-loathing comedian Jimmy Barrett, he stole every scene he was in.
Mad Men’s Betty Draper could have easily slipped into melodrama but for the power of her icy fury.
The Shield’s stupendously amoral, bald-headed, bare-knuckle renegade: R.I.P., Vic Mackey.
Tina Fey may have stolen Saturday Night Live’s spotlight, but Wiig stole almost every show.
Her vibrantly loserish MILF divorcée lends The New Adventures of Old Christine oddball guts!