emmys 2012 supporting drama Emmys 2012: Who should win outstanding supporting actor and actress in a drama series? Vote now!It’s Friday, so the Zap2It Emmy poll series rolls on with two new categories. So far, we’ve been asking you to select your choices in the lead categories for drama and comedy. Today, it’s the supporting players’ turn. And in both of the drama categories, you’ll notice a bit of a pattern emerging.

Even though there are 12 nominees between the two categories, only five shows are represented. And while some favorites have emerged, the supporting categories are always difficult to predict.

For instance, any of the three representatives from “Breaking Bad”Giancarlo Esposito, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul — could win. Paul won two years ago, and we’ve already told you why we like Esposito. Same goes for the four actors from “Downton Abbey”Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter — because the show is on so many critics’ radars this year.

Jared Harris may seem like a longshot, but his “Mad Men” co-star Christina Hendricks is due, especially after her character, Joan Harris, had such an eventful season. Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” is the defending champ in his category, so a repeat is always in play. And, even in an off year for “The Good Wife,”  Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski are both Emmy favorites, so anything’s possible.

Who do you think will bring home the Emmy? Vote in the poll below. The 64th annual Primetime Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air live at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 23 on ABC.

Posted by:Joel Keller