July 21, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: Glenn Watson/USA Network; John Paul Filo/CBS; AMC; Paul Drinkwater/NBCHow will the under-appreciated Connie Britton break out of the pack this season and secure an Emmy over two-time winner Glenn Close? Does Mariska Hargitay have a prayer against Julianna Margulies and her work on CBS’ white-hot The Good Wife? We found out which episodes the actresses — and supporting ones — are submitting for consideration. And in case you’ve forgotten how winners are selected, nominees send their episodes to a select group of TV Academy members who have volunteered to screen the submissions at home. (Nope, we never learn the identities of these mysterious, blue-ribbon panelists.) Ballots are due back to Ernst & Young by Aug. 17; the Emmys will air Aug. 29 on NBC.

After the jump, the list of episodes submitted:

Jones (Mad Men): “The Gypsy and the Hobo” (Don Draper admits to Betty that he stole Dick Whitman’s identity)

Britton (Friday Night Lights): “After the Fall” (Tami tackles a redistricting nightmare)

Close (Damages): “Your Secrets Are Safe” (Season 3 premiere, in which Patty kicks off her case with Louis Tobin)

Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU): “Perverted” (DNA links Olivia to the murder of a biker in Central Park)

Margulies (The Good Wife): “Threesome” (Alicia defends founding partner Jonas Stern for a DUI)

Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer): “Maternal Instincts” (Brenda and her team investigate a crossfire shoot-out and who intended to kill whom)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama:

Christine Baranski (The Good Wife): “Bang” (Diane spars over a murder case, and whether a wife should testify against her husband)

Rose Byrne (Damages): “Your Secrets Are Safe” (Rose left Patty’s practice to work for the D.A.’s office)

Sharon Gless (Burn Notice): “Devil You Know” (Agent Callahan places Madeline under arrest)

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men): “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency” (Joan helps visiting Brit after freak accident)

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men): “Love Among the Ruins” (Peggy explores her sexuality)

Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife): “Hi” (Kalinda takes down Glenn Childs in court)

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