9. Aden Young
Rectify: the best show of 2013 that no one was watching. Seriously, though...next year we all better DVR it, because it's going to be awesome. Aden Young stars as Daniel Holden, a man readjusting to life in the real world after nearly twenty years in prison. When he was a teenager, he was convicted of the rape and murder of his sixteen year old girlfriend. But thanks to new evidence, he's been released...and now he has to pick up the shattered pieces of his old life, desperately trying to catch up with everything he's missed out on over the past nineteen years. Young gives an incredibly nuanced performance, pouring gallons of emotions into only a few words. It's subtle acting at its best -- Holden is a quiet man, preferring not to show his inner turmoil to the whole world. But somehow, you can see everything that Daniel Holden is feeling just through the way Young positions his body or directs his eyes. Dialogue can go a long way into making a good show, but great actors don't need it. Despite his tour de force performance, Young failed to garner any awards attention, although the show was well received critically.