33 TV Actors Who Gave Award-Worthy Performances With Just A Single Monologue

    Anya's speech in "The Body" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer still makes me cry.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV monologues are the greatest of all time. Here are just a few of the best responses:

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    1. On The West Wing, when President Bartlet delivered this truly iconic speech in both English and Latin after Mrs. Landingham died.

    Bartlet yelling at God asking why he keeps coming after him

    2. On BoJack Horseman, when BoJack gave a eulogy at his mother's funeral.

    3. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Anya gave this heartbreaking speech while dealing with Joyce's death.

    Anya saying how she doesn't understand why Joyce is dead and why she can't just not be dead anymore

    4. On How to Get Away with Murder, when Annalise argued in front of the Supreme Court.

    Annalise saying that "Racism is built into the DNA of America" and we have to change it

    5. On Doctor Who, when the Doctor gave this iconic speech about war and how it only creates a cruel world.

    The Doctor explaining that when you start a war you never know who is going to get hurt and it's better to just talk it out

    6. On Jane the Virgin, when Jane rambled about how she was doing after learning that Michael was actually alive.

    Jane saying how she doesn't know if she's considered single, married, or a widow now and she was supposed to be getting engaged to Rafael

    7. On Grey's Anatomy, when Bailey opened up to Richard about how she was feeling after her miscarriage.

    Bailey telling Richard how she was able to help every single patient today and save them, but she couldn't save her baby

    8. Also on Grey's Anatomy, when Cristina gave this speech to Owen about how Burke took pieces of her.

    Cristina explaining to Owen that she lost herself while she was with Burke because she wanted to make him happy

    9. On The Newsroom, when the series literally started with Will's speech about how America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

    Will explaining that America used to be a country that looked out for other people and helped, but now we are no longer the greatest country in the world

    10. On The Haunting of Hill House, when Nell was in the Red Room and talked to her siblings about time.

    Nell telling her siblings, "I love you completely. And you loved me the same. That's all. The rest is confetti"

    11. Also on The Haunting of Hill House, when Theo explained to Shirley how she felt nothing after touching Nell's body.

    Theo saying that she was trying to fill herself back up but nothing was working, she couldn't feel anything

    12. On The Haunting of Bly Manor, when Jamie talked to Dani about her childhood and moonflowers.

    Jamie explaining how people are like plants and sometimes someone, like a moonflower, are worth the extra effort

    13. On Shameless, when Fiona told Monica about how she has raised all of her siblings.

    Fiona telling Monica about all of her siblings' accomplishments and how Monica was her mother too, but she wasn't there

    14. On Fleabag, when Fleabag talked in the confessional to the priest.

    Fleabag explaining how she wants someone to decide things for her because she keeps messing up and she's scared

    15. On Euphoria, when Rue talked to Fez about having her first panic attack after her dad was diagnosed with cancer.

    Rue explaining how she had his first panic attack lying in bed with her parents and after she had valium for the first time, "the world went quiet"

    16. On Game of Thrones, when Tyrion was on trial and gave this memorable speech.

    Tyrion saying he didn't kill Joffrey, but he wanted to and how he wishes he was the monster everyone thinks he is

    17. On Orange Is the New Black, when Taystee talked about Poussey's death to reporters outside the prison.

    18. On Friday Night Lights, when Coach Taylor gave this speech to the Panthers during the state championship game.

    Coach Taylor saying that everyone is going to lose a battle, but they can't quit now

    19. On This Is Us, when Kevin returned to his high school's football field and gave play-by-play commentary on his life.

    Kevin saying that he kept getting rewarded and then knocked back down after his football injury in high school and how no one wants to see that he's in pain

    20. On Killing Eve, when Villanelle was pretending to be Billie and attended an AA meeting.

    Villanelle as Billie saying how she doesn't feel anything and how she's so bored and doesn't understand why more people don't feel like this

    21. On Parenthood, when Zeek took Amber to see her wrecked car and told her she can't mess up his dream.

    Zeek explaining to Amber that when he was in Vietnam he dreamt of this family he has helped build, he says, "You do not have permission to mess with my dreams"

    22. On Scandal, when Eli met Olivia in the airplane hanger and talked about her relationship with Fitz and how she has to work twice as hard as everyone else.

    Eli telling Olivia she has to work twice as hard as everyone else and she now has to leave

    23. On Sex Education, when Maeve explained that she's really smart, but she has made some wrong decisions.

    Maeve explaining to her teachers that is very smart she just "got unlucky in the family department"

    24. On Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, when Lorelai called Emily and talked about her favorite memory with Richard.

    Lorelai saying how Richard found her at the mall and took her to see a movie and then lied to Emily about it and how it was her best birthday ever

    25. On Glee, when Santana completely roasted Kurt after he suggested that she and Brittany were too young to get married.

    Santana saying maybe Kurt left him because he was tired of all of his quirks

    26. On Misfits, when Nathan gave this impassioned speech about being young and how they should all make mistakes.

    Nathan saying how he plans to be a screw up for a while and how they were once so beautiful and look what has happened to them

    27. On Sorry for Your Loss, when Leigh left this voicemail about her new eyeliner and how she's still grieving her husband's death.

    Leigh crying in the bathroom saying how her mascara isn't coming off even though she's crying over her husband's death

    28. On Black Mirror, when Kelly opened up to Yorkie about loving her husband.

    Kelly telling Yorkie about how she'll never understand the bond her and Richard had and how they felt the heartbreak together when their daughter died

    29. On Barry, when Sally said her upcoming piece for class was extremely personal.

    Sally explaining how she's afraid to be vulnerable in front of everyone and tell the truth

    30. On Teen Wolf, when Stiles talked about drowning and how it's kind of peaceful.

    Stiles saying that when you're drowning your instinct to not let any water in is so strong that you won't open your mother until you're near the end

    31. On Julie and the Phantoms, when Julie talked to her mom before her big performance at the Orpheum.

    Julie talking to her mom and saying she wishes she could give her a sign that the band is with her right now

    32. On The Good Place, when Chidi explained to Eleanor how Buddhists describe death right before he left the Good Place.

    Chidi telling Eleanor how "the wave returns to the ocean, where it came from, and where it's supposed to be"

    33. And finally, on Mad Men, when Don pitched the Kodak Carousel at the end of Season 1.

    Don explaining that the product shouldn't be called "the wheel" it should be "the carousel" because it "takes us to a place where we ache to go again"

    We can't fit everyone on one list, so do you have other TV monologues that are absolutely amazing? Tell us in the comments below!

    Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.