Once again, it's 'Mad Men' versus The World
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"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Nomination Status: Two-time nominee should easily return to the field.
In Its Favor: The last two years it was eligible, "Breaking Bad" was nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy and there's no reason to think it won't be nominated again for a season that found the show ranked as one of the two or three best things on TV by many a critic. Earning its first SAG Award nomination for ensemble won't hurt the "Breaking Bad" cause, not that the "Breaking Bad" cause really required much helping. It should be a lock.
Working Against It: Well, "Breaking Bad" keeps not receiving series nominations from the Golden Globes. But Golden Globes voters are... well... they're Golden Globes voters. These are Emmy voters. They like "Breaking Bad." It'll be fine.