Emmy Nomination Preview 2012 - Outstanding Drama Series
Once again, it's 'Mad Men' versus The World
Nomination Status: Likely to drop out of the nomination field.
In Its Favor: "Dexter" has been nominated four straight years for Outstanding Drama Series. The Showtime serial killer favorite already picked up its fourth straight SAG Awards ensemble nod earlier this year and that nod was for the show's generally maligned sixth season.
Working Against It: Even if "Dexter" had turned in a top-notch season last year, it would still have an uphill climb to stick around in this category, especially with "Homeland" stealing much of the thunder within its own network. But "Dexter" didn't have a top-notch season. Some fans were bored by the season's religious themes. Other fans were annoyed by an insultingly obvious major plot twist. Some fans were dismissive of the episode Dexter spent as a blogger. Nearly everybody was irked by the Deb plotline and then the finale... Yeah. Maybe "Dexter" will bounce back strong and be a contender next year. I still like the idea of liking "Dexter."