What are top Emmy contenders for Best Drama Series? [Gallery]

When nominations are announced for the 65th annual Emmy Awards on July 18, six shows will reap bids Best Drama Series.

That race is shaping up to be one of the tightest at this year’s kudos. The photo gallery at the bottom of this post previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions.

Last year, “Homeland” claimed this prize for the first time following four consecutive wins for “Mad Men.”

This yea, these past champs face stiff competition from returning series “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Good Wife,” as well as newcomers “The Americans” and “House of Cards.”

Below, take a photo tour through this year’s top 20 contenders for Best Drama Series.

And be sure to make your predictions in this race as well. 

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