Right off the bat, there are three very exciting facts about the battle for Best Drama Supporting Actress at this year's Emmy Awards. The most recent winner - Margo Martindale ("Justified") - is no longer on that show, so the category is guaranteed a new champ.
Last year's movie/miniseries supporting winner Dame Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey") is now vying in this race as is her co-star Joanna Froggatt.
Three of the 2011 nominees are back on the ballot -- Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife"), and Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men").
Rounding out the race is rookie nominee Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad").