A Showtime series about a CIA officer who has suspicions that a former prisoner-of-war Marine might be a risk to national security. Stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Mandy Patinkin. This is the first nomination for the show in this category.
This PBS series set in England before World War I focuses on an aristocratic family and their servants. Stars Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith. This is the first nomination for the show in this category after winning as a miniseries last year.
An HBO fantasy epic series about the royal and aristocratic families in the mythical Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Stars Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage. This is the second nomination for the show in this category.
An AMC series set in the world of 1960s advertising and focuses on their professional and personal lives. Stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and January Jones. This is the fifth nomination for the show in this category with four previous wins.
An AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer who turns to manufacturing crystal meth to earn money for his family. Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. This is the third nomination for the show in this category.
An HBO series focusing on gangsters, politicians, and bootleggers in Prohibition era Atlantic City. Stars Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald. This is the second nomination for the show in this category.