Top 10 crying faces of 2013: From Miley Cyrus to 'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding

This past year of television has been particularly emotionally charged, which means viewers have been subjected to a whole lot of heartbreak -- and epic crying faces. In moments both comedic and dramatic, fictional and real, many of these cry faces have made an impact on 2013's pop culture. Here's a little refresher of\n the past year's best cries, ranked on a scale of one to five Dawsons (of course).

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Manti Te'o during 'Katie' interview

Ranking: One Dawson

Manti Te'o's story was shocking to many, including Manti Te'o. His emotional "Katie" interview saw him ditch his tough guy football player exterior for a way, way too personal discussion.

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Don Draper on 'Mad Men'

Ranking: One Dawson

Don Draper gets extra points for being so wonderfully sarcastic when doing his crying baby impression for Peggy. Seriously, this is something we can watch on loop for days.

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Miley Cyrus in 'Wrecking Ball' music video

Ranking: Two Dawsons

Miley sang her heart out in "Wrecking Ball," and her contorted face will forever be iconic of 2013. But she was a bit to poised and pretty to truly earn ultimate Dawson status.

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Madame LaLaurie on 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Ranking: Two Dawsons

Kathy Bates sure knows how to give a great cry face, but this Madame LaLaurie moment earns a spot on our list simply for its context. The one-and-a-half-century-year-old racist torturer wasn't too happy when she found out that a black man is president. "Liiiieeeeesssss." Amazing.

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Crying Lady on 'Orange Is the New Black'

Ranking: Three Dawsons

This running gag of the Crying Lady on "Orange Is the New Black" is one of the show's best, especially since viewers have no context for who this person is or why she is always upset. Seriously, what is she on the phone about?

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Dana Brody on 'Homeland'

Ranking: Three Dawsons

Dana has had a tough season on "Homeland," and she definitely let her feelings shine through. Finding out her boyfriend was a jerk and liar brought out a whole lot of scrunchy crying faces she learned best from Carrie Mathison.

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Jesse Pinkman on 'Breaking Bad'

Ranking: Four Dawsons

"Breaking Bad" was a roller coaster ride for its final season, which meant Aaron Paul got to show off the very best of his cry faces. Not only did the death of Andrea act as a punch to the gut to viewers, it also created this beauty.

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Ranking: Four Dawsons

Kim Kardashian's cry faces have by now become an iconic part of her persona, and 2013 was no different. The below collage was lovingly created by Kim's sister Khloe Kardashian and posted to Instagram. Ah, the Kardashians.

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Catelyn Stark on 'Game of Thrones'

Ranking: Five Dawsons

The Red Wedding was one of the most horrible things to happen ever  in a scripted TV show, and the response from fans was overwhelming. Many of them (including this writer) could deeply relate to the look on Catelyn Stark's face when her son Robb was murdered in front of her.

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Nina Davuluri wins Miss America

Ranking: Five Dawsons

Yes, we're ending on a happy note. Nina Davuluri's mind might have actually exploded when she was crowned Miss America, earning her another prestigious title: Top Dawson of 2013.

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Which were your favorite cry faces of 2013?
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