8. Meg Chambers Steedle — Boardwalk Empire — This was the season that Nucky Thompson turned into the Don Draper of the 1920s and got himself a mistress. I don’t want to spoil the fate of the character, but I will say she really lights up the screen. It’s weird, though: She kind of reminds me of Kate Micucci (Oates, of “Oates and Garfunkel” fame).
7. Hannah Ware — Boss — Hannah Ware’s character in Boss started the season in prison, but got out, and ended up doing A LOT of things with her body in exchange for drugs. She beats out last year’s Boss representative, Kathleen Robertson.
6. Carice van Houten — Game of Thrones — This lady gave birth to a smoke baby. She totally wins the award for “nudity most necessary for advancing the plot.”
5. Dawn Olivieri — House of Lies — I’d never heard of Olivieri before House of Lies, where she plays the sex-obsessed ex-wife of Don Cheadle’s character, but she was basically the epitome of this show’s attempts to obscure its bad plotting with semi-frequent sex scenes. It kind of worked.