Over the last decade and especially in the last 5 years, the standard of TV shows has risen dramatically. There is a large variety of TV shows one can choose from. Be it crime, drama, comedy or fantasy, the choice of TV shows for the audience to choose from is vast. A major part of success of a TV show is based on the acting. While 2012 saw established actors like Steve Buscemi and Jon Hamm really upping the notch, it was also a year when new TV actors like Damien Lewis and Peter Dinklage established themselves as the new kings of TV acting.
There is a strong competition among TV actors and the fans are continuously debating as to which one of the TV actors is the best. Well, of course this is tough one to answer, but I have prepared a list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. You may also view the list of the Top 10 Best Actors of all time in movies.
TV actors play a massive part in the success of the show. Unlike movies, TV actors have to be at the top of their game because audiences have to view the TV shows week in week out. If TV actors are not up to the mark, it means chunk of audiences will be lost. Therefore, TV actors have to be at their very best and thankfully for us, there are so many great actors in today’s TV shows which allows us to enjoy TV shows and some great acting.
So who is the Top 10 Best TV actors of 2012-13? We may keep on debating, but here are some of the potential candidates for the Top 10 best TV Actors 2012-13. All the actors are chosen based on their acting skills, the fan base, the critics views along with many other things.
Here is the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13:
10. Hugh Laurie
53 years old Hugh Laurie is number 10 on the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. He is in the list for his lead role in the TV show, House. Hugh Laurie has a huge fan base and his acting skills are widely applauded by all. He has won 2 Golden Globes, 2 SAG awards and has also been nominated six times for Emmy. Hugh Laurie is the most watched man on TV as well as the highest paid actor per episode.
9. Jeremy Irons
Playing Rodrigo Borgias the the TV show, The Borgias, Jeremy Irons is a well-known actors. He is number 9 on the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. Jeremy Irons is an Oscar winner and has played many roles in both films and TV shows. He was nominated for Golden Globe for the best TV actor for The Borgias.
8. Hugh Bonneville
Better known as Lord Crawley to Downton Abbey fans, Hugh Bonneville is number 8 on the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. Hugh Bonneville is one of the many fine actors in the hit TV show, Downton Abbey. His portrayal as Lord Robert Crawley has been praised by fans and critics alike.He has been nominated for Golden Globe award as well.
7. Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels is number 7 on the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. He has worked in both films and TV shows. He is here in this list because of his lead role in the new TV show, Newsroom. His acting has been widely praised by critics. The show, though, does not have a huge fan base. Nevertheless, Jeff Daniels gives an amazing performance in the show and if you want to watch a different type of show, Newsroom is the choice for you.
6. Peter Dinklage
The number 6 TV actor in the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13 is Peter Dinklage. You just need to Google his name and you will know why he is so famous. Peter Dinklage plays The Imp, Lord Tyrion Lannister in the TV show, Game of Thrones. A constant source of amusement in the show to his character’s rivals, Peter Dinklage has given established actors a run for their money. It just shows that no matter what size you are, or whatever problems you may be facing, if you work hard and if you have talent, nothing can stop you from reaching greatness. Peter Dinklage, without a doubt, is one of the most respected and among the best TV actors currently.
5. Damien Lewis
Damien Lewis has been the jury’s and critic’s darling ever since he starred in Homeland. Homeland, Damien Lewis and Claire Danes have swept the awards, be it Emmys, Golden Globes, SAGs; they’ve won it all. He has constantly been causing upsets by beating estavlished actors like Jon Hamm and Steve Buscemi for the prized best TV actor trophy. With the show and the actors on a roll, don’t be surprised if Damien Lewis wins many more awards in 2013.
4. Bryan Cranston
Famous for playing Walter White in the hit TV show, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is number 4 on the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. He has won 3 consecutive Emmy awards for the best TV actor. He has also been nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Arguably, he is the TV actor with a massive fan base. Breaking Bad has a huge fan following, and a lot of credit goes to Bryan Cranston for this feat.
3. Michael C Hall
Hello, Dexter Morgan! Michael C. Hall is the lead actor and producer of the TV show, Dexter. Playing the lead role of a serial killer, only Michael C. Hall could have made audiences fall in love with a serial killer and accept what he does. He has won a Golden Globe and SAG award for the best TV actor, as well as nominated for Emmy awards. His character is loved by masses. It is not often that people root for a serial killer to make his kill, but that’s what Michael C. Hall can make people do with his portrayal as Dexter.
2. Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi is one of the most respected and established actors in the world who has starred in many good movies and TV shows. But one thing about those roles were that they were usually supporting roles. He played cousin to Tony Soprano in The Sopranos but was quickly written off. It was about time he got his own TV show, and what a show it was. Boardwalk Empire is produced by Martin Scorsese, and the project has some great names with it like Mark Wahlberg, Van Patten etc. And the heart of the show is Steve Buscemi’s character, Nucky Thompson. Without a doubt, Steve Buscemi is one of the best TV actors and he is number 2 on my list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13
1. Jon Hamm
Finally the best TV actor in the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13 is Jon Hamm, for his role as Don Draper in the TV show, Mad Men. Men want to be him, women want to be with him! That’s what makes Jon Hamm such a remarkable TV actor. Riding on his success on the show, he has been offered many major movies. So expect him to make a successful transition to the big screen. He has won 1 Golden Globe, along with 3 Golden Globe nominations and 4 consecutive Emmy awards nominations. With Mad Men in its final season, fans will miss Don Draper on their TV screens.
This was the list of the Top 10 Best TV Actors 2012-13. Let me know your comments on the list. If I missed some of your favorites, don’t forget to mention them in the comments.