03/06/2015 08:05 BST | Updated 03/06/2015 09:59 BST

From Allison Janney In 'Masters Of Sex' To Gwyneth Paltrow In 'Glee', 10 Tiny Appearances That Successfully Stole The Show

The Emmys have an entire category set aside for Outstanding Guest Appearances, both in comedy and drama, with the definition of said guest appearance stretching from a single episode cameo to a season-long supporting role. A case could be made for introducing a similar category at the Oscars, since there have been a number of high-profile wins over the years with remarkably little screentime, essentially turning the role into a guest appearance.

60s-set drama 'Masters of Sex: Season 2', out now on DVD, saw popular character actress Allison Janney pick up an Outstanding Guest Appearance Emmy for her powerfully emotional portrayal of frustrated wife Margaret Scully. With that in mind, we've picked ten similarly scene-stealing, award-winning guest performances in both film and television.

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Masters of Sex: Season 2 is out now on Digital HD and DVD. Watch the trailer below...