The 2014 Emmy nominations will be revealed July 10 and in the days leading up to that big announcement we'll be sharing our dream picks for nods in the big categories. You can find our picks for the reality categories here, Variety Series here, Lead Actor/Actress in a Miniseries or Movie here, Outstanding Movie and Outstanding Miniseries here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy here, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy here, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama here, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy here, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama here, Outstanding Comedy Series. Today's focus: Outstanding Drama Series.

The time has come to discuss which shows we consider to be the best dramatic programs of the past year. This is the final award to chit-chat about before the 2014 Emmy nominations are announced. And here we have some seriously stiff competition.

Last year, "Breaking Bad" took home the trophy, but that win wasn't a given. "Mad Men" had won four years in a row up until 2011 when "Homeland" and its fantastic first season swooped in to break its streak. All of these great shows are still on the ballot today.

But do we think they deserve recognition this year? Here are our dream 2014 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Drama Series:



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