Winner: 'Homeland' redemption
Last year, the Screen Actors Guild somehow missed the bus on "Homeland." Nobody can really explain it, but not even Claire Danes, who has been winning awards from your local chamber of commerce, could get a nomination from those pesky actors. The snubs had Showtime folks panicking that they'd somehow overestimated the awards appeal of their critically acclaimed drama. Then the Golden Globes and TCA Awards and Emmys and everybody else reassured them. And, finally, SAG is on board, too. "Homeland" is up for Drama Ensemble, while Danes and Damian Lewis are nominated as well. All's right with the world.
- Daniel Fienberg