Emmy Contender Series 2018: Video interviews with stars from your favorite TV shows

Actress Caitriona Balfe talks about playing a timeless woman who’s traveling through inhospitable times.

Television today offers more high-quality programming than ever before (and it's not always even on your TV). Wherever you watch it, there are so many stand-out performances that deserve special recognition – from the media, from fans, and yes, even from Emmy voters. Here, we chat with a few of our favorites.

How does Neil Patrick Harris keep his 'Series of Unfortunate Events' characters distinct? Just watch

Neil Patrick Harris demonstrates the distinct voices he uses for multiple characters on Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Annie Potts channels her past — and her present — to play 'Young Sheldon's' grandmother

"There are a lot of women from the South who loom very large to me," says Annie Potts of playing the grandmother on 'Young Sheldon.' "They’re all sort of in my DNA. Everything she says, I hear them coming out of … this very deep bench of wild, fabulous Southern women who I descended from."

Pete Holmes' hot-air balloon marriage proposal took an odd turn

Pete Holmes, star and creator of the HBO comedy series "Crashing," recently proposed to his wife. It didn't go quite as planned.

'One Day at a Time' offers star Rita Moreno new insight into immigration

Rita Moreno, who plays Lydia Riera in "One Day at a Time," talks about immigration and the path to American citizenship.

Playing a new character — or multiple characters — every season keeps Evan Peters of 'American Horror Story' on his toes

For the upcoming Season 8 of the Ryan Murphy series, Evan Peters says, “It’s so exciting— I don’t know what I’m going to be doing. Whatever it is that’s going to be thrown at me, I’ll just hit the ground running. It’s very exciting.”

Dakota Fanning: From pint-sized guest star to strong-willed boundary pusher on 'The Alienist'

Dakota Fanning, who stars in the TNT limited series 'The Alienist,' makes her way back to television 18 years after the small screen delivered her first major acting job.

Caitriona Balfe infuses her 'Outlander' character with experiences from the books

Caitriona Balfe, who plays time-traveling leading lady Claire in "Outlander," talks about pushing against gender norms in the third season of the Starz period drama.

As Jamie Fraser in 'Outlander,' Sam Heughan was destined to live in grief

“It’s the different stages of grief, really,” Sam Heughan says of his character's separation from his wife. “He goes through anger, sadness … eventually acceptance. Each episode was so strong, and he’s such a different character...but he’s still living in the memory of Claire."