It's good to be back on top. Just ask Alex Gansa, who on Thursday was celebrating "Homeland's" Emmy nomination for drama series -- a year after the Showtime spy thriller was shut out of the same category.
"Now I can be completely honest and tell you how devastating it was," he said of last season's snub. "It was really hard."
In hindsight, though, the slight may have been a blessing in disguise. As Gansa explained, getting passed over for drama series just two years after "Homeland" had swept the Emmys ceremony for its freshman season was a major motivating factor going into Season 4.