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"Boardwalk Empire," HBO
Nomination Status: Almost guaranteed to take one of the empty slots.
In Its Favor: In addition to the inherent critical pedigree that comes from being an HBO drama directed by Martin Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire" has already won the Golden Globe for Drama Series, as well as the SAG Award for Drama Ensemble. Award-givers like "Boardwalk Empire" and Emmy voters will be no different.
Working Against It: You never know with an unproven series, but this seems likely.