Zachary Quinto truly disappeared into the role of Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story. The chilling transition from a doctor with good intentions to a collected, maniacal monster was masterful. What started out as personal empathy turned into horror as the true nature of his character emerged. The performance was so convincing to me, I may never see Quinto in the same way ever again. Unfortunately, he's pitted against veteran actors James Cromwell and Peter Mullan, both of whom are also getting buzz for their performances. While I think Quinto has already earned the award, it might be a long shot.