8. Selenis Leyva
Selenis Leyva plays the multifaceted Gloria Mendoza on Orange is the New Black. Selling, a veteran of shows like Law & Order, infuses tough-yet-maternal Gloria with a fascinating touch of comedy and vulnerability. We learn through flashbacks that she was also a victim of domestic abuse. Although her show’s cast is up against repeat SAG Awards winners Modern Family, we think this just may be her year!