2012 Emmy Predictions
Claire Danes, Homeland
The lock of the night is previous Emmy darling
Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin"), who will bag the
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series hardware thanks to her riveting performance as mentally-unstable CIA officer, Carrie Mathison, in Showtime's "Homeland." Danes didn't triumph in this category many moons ago, when she made a splash with ABC's "My So-Called Life," but the TV Academy will make up for that oversight this coming Sunday when they award her over Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men"), and Danes' only formidable opposition, Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife").