This article in Variety is about unknown (or relatively unknown) actors getting breakthrough starring roles on television (especially well-written, well-reviewed television). Mentioned are such actors as Kate Sackhoff, America Ferrara, Lee Pace, and our beloved Jon Hamm:

Hamm, who gave a charismatic performance as secretive, soulful ad man Don Draper in AMC’s critically adored “Mad Men,” is a name several critics automatically think of when the subject of breakthrough roles is brought up.

The article suggests that these and others (including Damien Lewis, whom I adore in Life) could well be taking home Golden Globes.