Emmys 2012: What Should Win Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

Mad Men has taken home the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in three of the last four years, and it’s certainly got a stacked deck in this year’s race.

Indeed, three-fifths of the 2012 nominees in the category are episodes from AMC’s accalimed period drama: “The Other Woman” (written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner), “Commissions And Fees” (written by Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton), and “Far Away Places” (written by Matthew Weiner and Semi Chellas).

The only two programs with a chance to upend Mad Men are newcomers to the category: Downton Abbey (nominated for “Episode 7,” written by Julian Fellowes) and Homeland (nominated for its “Pilot,” written by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff).

What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine shows when the Emmys are handed out in September? Choose your favorite in our poll below — TVLine voting closes Sept. 14, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!

Every day for the next month, we’ll launch another “Who Should Win” Emmy poll, so come back to TVLine.com every day to weigh in on who’s most worthy of TV’s biggest honor, and to stay up to speed on all our races, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!