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EWwys 2015: Nominees' best episodes, as picked by EW

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The EWwy races have begun, but they are still far from over. For any of you that might be on the fence with your voting choices, we’ve provided a little help below. In the spirit of the Emmys — which bases its nominations on one episode — we’ve rounded up the year’s best episode for all of our nominees. 

By the time you finish watching these episodes, hopefully your decision will be a little easier when you head to vote. Remember: Voting ends Aug. 7, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Best Actor, Drama

Dominic West, The Affair

Best episode: “Episode 7”

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Where to watch: Showtime, iTunes

Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead

Best episode: “Try”

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Where to watch: Google Play, Amazon

Terrence Howard, Empire

Best episode: “Who I Am” 

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Where to watch: Fox, Hulu

Sam Heughan, Outlander

Best episode: “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”

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Where to watch: Google Play, Starz

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Best episode: “The Promise”

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Where to watch: Google Play

Grant Gustin, The Flash

Best episode: “Fast Enough”

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Where to watch: Hulu Plus, Google Play

Best Actress, Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best episode: “Wanna Partner?”

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Where: CBS, Hulu Plus

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Best episode: “Run”

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Where: Netflix, Google Play, ABC

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Best episode: “Episode 5”

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Where: ShowtimeiTunes

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best episode: “Red Rose”

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Where: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Google Play

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best episode: “The Wedding”

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Where: Google PlayStarz 

Gillian Anderson, The Fall

Best episode: “What Is In Me Dark Illumine”

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Where: Netflix

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

Jussie Smollett, Empire 

Best episode: “Die But Once”

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Where to watch: FoxHulu

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Best episode: “Halfway to a Donut”

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Where to watch: Showtime 

Jordan Gavaris, Orphan Black

Best episode: “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method”

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Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play 

Craig T. Nelson, Parenthood

Best episode: “May God Bless and Keep You Always”

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Where: Hulu, NBC

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Best episode: “Both Sides Now”

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Where: Where: Google PlayStarz

Vincent D’Onofrio, Daredevil

Best episode: “Shadows in the Glass”

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Where: Netflix

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead

Best episode: “Forget”

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Where: Google Play, Amazon 

Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is the New Black

Best episode: “It Was the Change”

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Where: Netflix

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Best episode: “Mother’s Mercy”

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Where: HBOGo

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Best episode: “Mother’s Mercy” 

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Where: HBOGo

Sissy Spacek, Bloodline

Best episode: “Part 12”

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Where: Netflix

Carrie Coon, The Leftovers

Best episode: “Guest”

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Where: Google Play, Amazon, HBOGo

Best Actor, Comedy

Chris Messina, The Mindy Project

Best episode: “Dinner at the Castellanos”

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Where to watch: Hulu

Chris Geere, You’re the Worst

Best Episode: “Equally Dead Inside”

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best episode: “The Intimacy Acceleration”

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Where to watch: CBS 

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Best episode: “Two Days of the Condor”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

Mark Duplass, Togetherness

Best episode: “Not So Together”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation

Best episode: “Donna and Joe”

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Where to watch: Hulu

Best Actress, Comedy

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best episode: “Chapter 20”

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Where to watch: Hulu 

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best episode: “Kimmy Has a Birthday!”

Where to watch: Netflix

Ilana Glazer, Broad City

Best episode: “Knockoffs”

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Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes

Abbi Jacobson, Broad City

Best episode: “Wisdom Teeth”

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Where to watch: AmazoniTunes

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best episode: “Martin Luther Skiing Day”

Where to watch: Hulu

Aya Cash, You’re the Worst

Best episode: “Finish Your Milk”

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin

Best episode: “Chapter 12”

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Where to watch: Google Play

Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

Best episode: “Leslie and Ron”

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Where to watch: NBC On Demand, Hulu

Chris Pratt, Parks and Recreation

Best episode: “The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show”

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Where to watch: NBC, Hulu

T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley

Best episode: “Homicide”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

Hugh Laurie, Veep

Best episode: “Storms and Pancakes”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

Charlie Day, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Best episode: “Charlie Work”

Where to watch: FX On Demand 

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Judith Light, Transparent

Best episode: “Looking Up”

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Where to watch: Amazon

Lauren Weedman, Looking

Best episode: “Looking for a Plot”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

Best episode: “License to Sell”

Where to watch: Hulu

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Best episode: Dakota Johnson with Alabama Shakes

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Kristen Schaal, The Last Man on Earth

Best episode: “The Elephant in the Room”

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Where to watch: Hulu

Melanie Lynskey, Togetherness

Best episode: “Not So Together”

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Where to watch: HBOGo

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