Here are the top actors and actresses from the cable section of the television awards.
Supporting Actor on a Cable TV Show
#7. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
#6. Paul Bettany (Manhunt: Unabomber)
#5. Tyler Labine (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#4. Elijah Wood (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#3. Alfred Molina (eud: Bette and Joan)
#2. Joe Gilgun (Preacher)
#1. David Thewlis (Fargo)
One of the great villains of the year, David Thewlis truly was imposing and intimidating to the poor people on Fargo. Complex and compelling, Thewlis could never be ignored.
Supporting Actress on a Cable TV Show
#7. Izzie Steele (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#6. Fiona Dourif (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#5. Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
#4. Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan)
#3. Jean Smart (Legion)
#2. Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)
#1. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo)
She started as a con woman/villain Nikki Swango and quickly became someone whom everyone wanted to root for. Her relationship with Ray in the series really was an honest and heartfelt one and provided much of the emotion for Fargo. She was awesome.
Actor on a Cable TV Show
#5. Dan Stevens (Legion)
#4. Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel)
#3. Sam Barnett (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#2. Evan Peters (American Horror Story: Cult)
#1. Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
This is the third win for Fargo in these categories, but this is probably the most deserving. Ewan McGregor was so good in his dual role that it was hard to tell that he was the same actor. His work as Ray was heartbreaking and then how Emmit went off the deep end after killing his brother was a tour de force of acting.
Actress on a Cable TV Show
#6. Amanda Marks (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
#5. Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)
#4. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
#3. Carrie Coon (Fargo)
#2. Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
#1. Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
What kept Fargo form winning all four categories? Two astounding performances from two brilliant actresses in one epic series. The top of those two performances belongs to Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. Lange constantly filled each scene with the pain and the struggles of this star actress trying to keep relevant in a world that wanted to bring her down. It was a raw and painful performance in many ways and showed just how powerful Jessica Lange could be.