Who amongst us didn't cry when Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) covered Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) back as they finally faced down the Shadow Monster? Within the span of one episode — actually within the span of one scene — Harbour took anyone who has both loved and hated their parents on a roller coaster of emotions. But while Harbour gave us one of the most powerful performances of the fall season in Stranger Things, he doesn't stand alone.
The race to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards is heating up with the explosion of phenomenal TV shows from cable and streaming serving up more and more opportunities for actors like Vanessa Kirby and Antonio Banderas to flex their carefully constructed craft. In anticipation of the 2018 Emmys, TV Guide brought together the actors who served up the best performances of the season for in-depth, deep dives into their craft. Enjoy the entire video series below, and make sure to check back soon for conversations with even more of your favorite nominees.
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
David Harbour (Stranger Things), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Edar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama
Cameron Britton (Mindhunter), Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.