The Year's Most Underrated TV Actors

Whether they played minor characters, got overshadowed by a big star, or were good actors trapped in bad shows, here are this year's unheralded TV heroes

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As last week's Golden Globe nominations reminded us, our favorite entertainers don't always get the recognition they deserve. So we're tipping our woolen winter hat to ten TV actors who did a fantastic job in 2011 but, so far, aren't getting a lot of credit for their success.

While some play minor characters who always shine, others have been overshadowed by famous co-stars or are standouts on shows most critics and awards voters don't take seriously. Let us know which television actors you don't think are getting their due in the comments.

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