Enstars is celebrating the best TV performances from 2017. Some of the best performances that made us feel all of the elements in the emotional spectrum.
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
The celebrated actor returned to television by playing one of the most controversial men in the world: President Donald Trump. Not only did Baldwin's impression of the current resident of the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue left us in stitches, but his chemistry with Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Jeff Sessions and Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Senator Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat), and Mike Pence (Beck Bennett). He won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his Saturday Night Live work. Baldwin is also interested in bringing his President Trump impression to Broadway.
Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things)
Thanks to the highly popular Netflix series, Gaten Matarazzo is slowly becoming a household name. Matarazzo's portrayal of the foul-mouthed Dustin Henderson has made audiences laugh over the past two seasons. However, Stranger Things fans were not laughing when they learned they might not see Dustin and the gang until 2019.
Lana Parrilla (Once Upon A Time)
Since the ABC Television Network premiered Once Upon A Time in 2011, Lana Parrilla has done an incredible job balancing numerous roles such as Regina Mills, The Evil Queen, and Roni. This year, fans saw the Evil Queen rock out in the show's first musical episode and have new adventures with a grown-up version of her son, Henry (Andrew J. West), and her granddaughter, Lucy (Alison Fernandez) in Hyperion Heights. Also, Parrilla became the heart of the show when Once Upon A Time rebooted for season seven.
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)
Emmy-winning actress Sarah Paulson continued to headline FX's American Horror Story franchise. This year, Paulson played Ally Mayfair-Richards, a paranoid woman whose life becomes a living hell thanks to Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) and Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd)'s manipulations. One of Paulson's best scenes of the mini-series was Ally and Kai's confrontation in the middle of the season's second episode.
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Sterling K. Brown's compelling portrayal of This is Us' Randall always leaves audiences in tears. One of Brown's best performances involved sharing his final scene with his biological father, William (Ron Cephas Cones). Randall eases his father's fear of dying and the duo share a tender moment before William passes away. This is Us had its fall finale, and as the season continues, Randall will need to stand by his brother, Kevin (Justin Hartley) as he struggles with addiction and depression.