Emmy Nomination Preview 2012 - Outstanding Drama Series
Once again, it's 'Mad Men' versus The World
Nomination Status: Hot-shot new kid on the block should storm into the field as a possible favorite
In Its Favor: The Golden Globe win for Best Drama only cemented that "Homeland" was close to an Emmy lock to at least land a nomination. It probably would have been anyway after a first season that placed high on many Top 10 lists and overshadowed most of the networks' fall offerings in terms of critical buzz. "Homeland" is likely to be a player in a number of creative/technical fields and Claire Danes should enter Emmy night as an odds-on favorite.
Working Against It: The SAG Awards shut-out remains slightly confusing and slightly ominous, but it's far from the last-word. With first-year shows, you never know for sure, but I'm not worried.