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The Golden Globe Nominations

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 13th 2007 9:25AM

Golden GlobeHere are the Golden Globes Award nominations (TV division), announced this morning. Some predictable choices, but lots of surprises too.

Best Drama Series

House
Mad Men
Big Love
Grey's Anatomy
The Tudors
Damages

Best Comedy Series

30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
Pushing Daisies
Extras

Best Performance By An Actor - Drama

Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Jonathan Rhys-Myers - The Tudors
Bill Paxton - Big Love
Michael C. Hall - Dexter

Best Performance By An Actress - Drama

Edie Falco - The Sopranos
Holly Hunter - Saving Grace
Glenn Close - Damages
Sally Field - Brothers & Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Minnie Driver - The Riches
Patricia Arquette - Medium

Best Performance By An Actor - Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
David Duchovny - Californication
Steve Carell - The Office
Ricky Gervais - Extras
Lee Pace - Pushing Daisies

Best Performance By An Actress - Comedy or Musical

Christina Applegate - Samantha Who?
America Ferrera - Ugly Betty
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Anna Friel - Pushing Daisies
Mary Louise-Parker - Weeds

Best Performance By A Supporting By An Actor In A Supporting Role in a Series/Miniseries or Made for TV movie:

Ted Danson - Damages
Kevin Dillon - Entourage
Jeremy Piven - Entourage
Andy Serkis - Longford
William Shatner - Boston Legal
Donald Sutherland - Dirty Sexy Money

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role in a Series/Miniseries or Made for TV movie

Rose Byrne - Damages
Katherine Heigl - Grey's Anatomy
Rachel Griffiths - Brothers & Sisters
Samantha Morton - Longford
Anna Paquin - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Jaime Pressly - My Name Is Earl

Really happy to see Mad Men and Jon Hamm nominated! Heroes didn't get any nominations that I can see, though I wonder if that's a big surprise after the backlash this year.

So who/what should be on here that isn't? And what's on here that shouldn't be on here? Let us know in the comments below, and for more coverage, check out AOL and Moviefone's Golden Globes page. The show airs on NBC on January 13.

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Rebecca

The Tudors was horrible. It was badly written and the quality of the acting was quite uneven. While some of the actors were great, some were far from it. (Witness Gabrieille Anwar playing "Princess Margaret" making broad faces of disgust that a junior high drama student would have been embarrassed to been caught doing during her character's historically inaccurate marriage to the King of Portugal.) And Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has been great in other roles, was horribly miscast as Henry VIII. The most fun in watching the Tudors was making fun of each episode afterwards in discussion groups on the internet. It was really bad!

December 13 2007 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nattyff

shockingly missing: dexter!!!! weeds, how i met your mother, connie from SNL was a real shocker, she had done just a great job in the series, i just don't get it. About pushind daisies, i like the show, but they got too many nominations... just a thought..., and GA shoudn't be there either.

December 13 2007 at 6:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
M.E. Williams

ITA about Life! Compelling, entertaining, and well-made.

The second half of Lost's third season was such an improvement over the previous year of shows (that is, the latter half of S2 and the first half of S3).

December 13 2007 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
M.E. Williams

Grey's Anatomy is a soap. I'm flummoxed by the fact that anyone pays it serious attention.

Along with other shows mentioned in these comments as more worthy of a drama nom, I'd like to add the second season of Rome. (So. Good. Various death scenes especially - Cicero, Brutus, Antony. In general, the series has been unfairly ignored at awards shows. It's not hard to admit that the first season was better than the second, though.)

December 13 2007 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
NELS

While I agree some twist were over the top and the show was at times too manipulative, Damages was one of the most well acted shows on television this season, most obvious in Danson portrayal. So kudos to the shows nominations. Also awesome that Entourage, Daises, 30 Rock, and House got the love.

Don't need to say anything else against Grey's Anatomy, as everything has already been said. I am also insanely happy that Lost did not get nominated. To me that is the most overrated (albeit addicting) show on TV. Also, I like Weeds but it just had an awful season, not sure why it is even nominated.

Little weird to not see The Office nominated (unless this is based on their 3rd season? Then it would make sense). Glad Michael C. Hall is nominated but Dexter should definitely have been nominated.

Also I gave Californication three episodes and thought it was stupid, should I give it another chance? Did it redeem itself later in the season?

Levi

December 13 2007 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
La-Di-Dah

Dexter.

December 13 2007 at 5:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
doug

Grey's Anatomy? Is this going to become the new ER, in the sense that every year they seem to have a hospital oriented show in the running. I can name about 4 shows that should be on that list before Grey's. Dexter, The Closer, The Riches, Friday Night Lights. No love for Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler either, utter disgrace. And Patricia Arquette? Come on, how about Jennifer Carpenter from Dexter

December 13 2007 at 4:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

Ignoring all the glaring snubs, I'm just going to focus on the AWESOMENESS that are the Pushing Daisies nominations. I hope they all win.

Though, yes, sad that Chenoweth and McBride weren't nominated. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.

December 13 2007 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PHIL D.

Remarkable. I 100% disagree with the nominations flat out. Cable TV based shows should not be grouped with prime time series.
In addition, shows such as Kville, CSI, Heroes and especially Friday Night Lights have been shut out. Friday Night Lights is by far the most underrated show on television. In fact, it is the best hour of tv period! It is both funny and moving. I do not know what runs through the minds of those who vote, but they must turn a blind eye when it comes to prime time television.
On another note, Pushing Daisies is horrible. Journey Man and Life are by far the best new dramas this season. Sad to say, the writers strike saved them by allowing them to stay on longer so the audience would grow. I hope they return again and again over the years.

December 13 2007 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fred

While I never really expected it to be nominated, I wished Life would have been up there, instead of say, Grey's Anatomy.

Sure, Life might not get Grey's ratings, but sure as hell it's a better show. The writing and acting on that show are pretty fantastic, and it deserves a lot more recognition than it currently gets...

And again big misses, like Lost and their awesome third season, or How I Met Your Mother (which is so much better than Entourage, or Californication!!)

December 13 2007 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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