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35 Stunning Side-By-Sides Of The 2018 Emmy Nominees In Their First Show Vs. Now

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1. Elisabeth Moss

CBS

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance as Cynthia Parks in Picket Fences.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Offred/June in The Handmaid's Tale.

2. Milo Ventimiglia

NBC

Then: His first TV appearance was in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Party Guest #1.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jack Pearson in This Is Us.

3. Alexis Bledel

Warner Bros., Hulu

Then: She made her first TV appearance as Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Emily/Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale.

4. Donald Glover

NBC, FX

Then: His first major TV appearance was in Season 1 of 30 Rock as Young P.A.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Earn Marks in Atlanta.

5. Sandra Oh

HBO, BBC America

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance in the HBO series, Arli$$.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve.

6. Benedict Cumberbatch

ITV, Showtime

Then: He made his first major TV appearance in Fortysomething in 2003.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Patrick Melrose in Patrick Melrose.

7. Tatiana Maslany

YTV, BBC America

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance in the Canadian kids show, 2030 CE.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her roles as Sarah, Helena, Alison, Cosima, Rachel, and others in Orphan Black.

8. Ted Danson

NBC

Then: One of his first major TV appearance was as Major Collings in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Michael in The Good Place.

9. Sarah Paulson

NBC, FX

Then: She made her first TV appearance in an episode of Law & Order in 1994.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Ally Mayfair-Richards in American Horror Story: Cult.

10. Darren Criss

ABC, FX

Then: He made his first TV appearance in several episodes of Eastwick as Josh Burton.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

11. Allison Janney

CBS

Then: She appeared in two episodes of Morton & Hayes in 1991.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett in Mom.

12. Jason Bateman

CBS, Netflix

Then: His first major TV appearance was playing James Cooper in Little House on the Prairie.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Byrde in Ozark.

13. Rachel Brosnahan

Netflix, Amazon

Then: She made her first major TV appearance guest-starring in House of Cards.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Miriam "Midge" Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

14. Sterling K. Brown

NBC

Then: He made his first major TV appearance in Third Watch.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Randall Pearson in This Is Us.

15. Millie Bobby Brown

ABC, Netflix

Then: She made her first major TV appearance in several episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as Young Alice.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Eleven in Stranger Things.

16. David Harbour

NBC, Netflix

Then: He made his first major TV appearance in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Officer Jim Hopper in Stranger Things.

17. Jessica Biel

The WB, USA

Then: She made her first TV appearance as Mary Camden in 7th Heaven.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Cora Tannetti in The Sinner.

18. Bill Hader

NBC, HBO

Then: His first TV appearance was when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2005.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Barry in Barry.

19. Kate McKinnon

Logo TV, NBC

Then: She made her first TV appearance in Rosie O'Donnell's variety show, The Big Gay Sketch Show.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live.

20. Tracee Ellis Ross

CBS, ABC

Then: She made her first major TV appearance as Joan Clayton in Girlfriends.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bow Johnson in Black-ish.

21. William H. Macy

Warner Bros., Showtime

Then: His first major TV appearance was in several episodes of the mini series, The Awakening Land.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Frank Gallagher in Shameless.

22. Issa Rae

YouTube, HBO

Then: She made her first notable appearance in the short series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which she also produced.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Issa Dee in Insecure.

23. Lena Headey

BBC One, HBO

Then: She made her first major TV appearance in a few episodes of Spender as Emily Goodman.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

24. John Legend

PBS, NBC

Then: He made his first TV show appearance in an episode of Sesame Street as himself.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

25. Claire Foy

BBC Three, Netflix

Then: She made her first TV appearance in the pilot of Being Human.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.

26. Matt Smith

BBC Two, Netflix

Then: He made his first major TV appearance in several episodes of Party Animals as Danny Foster.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Prince Philip in The Crown.

27. Alec Baldwin

NBC

Then: He made his first TV appearance as Billy Allison Aldrich in The Doctors.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

28. Evan Rachel Wood

CBS, HBO

Then: She made her first notable TV appearance in American Gothic.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dolores Abernathy in Westworld.

29. Leslie Jones

YouTube / Via youtube.com, NBC

Then: She made her first major TV appearance in an episode of Girlfriends.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live.

30. Peter Dinklage

ABC, HBO

Then: He made his first notable TV appearance in several episodes of I'm With Her.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

31. Laura Dern

ABC, HBO

Then: Although she appeared in numerous films, she made her first notable TV appearance as Susan in Ellen.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Jennifer Fox in The Tale.

32. Letitia Wright

Channel 4, Netflix

Then: She made her first major TV appearance in several episodes of Top Boy.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Nish in Black Mirror.

33. Kenan Thompson

Nickelodeon, NBC

Then: He made his first TV appearance in All That in 1994.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Saturday Night Live.

34. Megan Mullally

ABC, NBC

Then: She made her first major TV appearance as Molly Brewer Ross in The Ellen Burstyn Show.

Now: She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Karen Walker in Will and Grace.

35. Ricky Martin

ABC, FX

Then: His first major TV appearance was when Menudo appeared on The Love Boat.

Now: He's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Antonio D'Amico in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Correction: A previous version of this post included a different previous role of Ted Danson's.

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