Emmys 2012: How 'Downton Abbey' might affect the drama races

When the Emmy nominations are announced on July 19, you'll probably see quite a few repeat nominees. It's what the Emmys does, to a large extent, and as discussed previously, it's unlikely that any new shows not named "Homeland" will get a bucketful of nominations.There is one returning show, however, that has the potential to shake up several races: "Downton Abbey." PBS' British import is moving from the movie/miniseries field to the drama series categories this year, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the show come close to matching the 11 nominations it received in 2011.If "Downton" scores a big nomination haul, though, that means other shows and performers might get left out in the cold. Pics: 'Downton Abbey' Season 3 wish listHere's a look at how "Downton Abbey" might affect several big drama races at the 2012 Emmys.Drama seriesChances of a "Downton" nomination: Very high. The TV academy has a long history of...



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