Cori Murray: In every episode of How to Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis gave a master class in acting.
Yolanda Sangweni: Taraji P. Henson is clearly 80 percent of the reason why we watch Empire. Taraji nailed this role and deserves all the accolades.
Cori Murray: Cicely Tyson. The legendary actor’s one scene [How to Get Away With Murder] still gives me chills as she casually but lovingly tells the story of how she killed her daughter’s molester.
Cori Murray: It’s hard separating Keegan-Michael Key from his equally talented partner, Jordan Peele, [Key & Peele] but Key’s Obama anger translator, Luther, is way overdue for some Emmy love.
Yolanda Sangweni: Every scene he appears in on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt had me in stitches. He’s the comedy star we’ve been waiting for all this time.
Cori Murray: From start to finish, Mo’nique dug deep into her gritty portrayal of Ma Rainey [Bessie], reminding us why she won an Oscar in the first place.
Yolanda Sangweni: I agree. Mo’nique was brilliant in Bessie. Similar to what happened with Jamie Foxx in Ray, there were many moments I got lost in the character because I believed I was seeing Ma Rainey.