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Golden Globes TV Nominations - Newbies and Oversights

by Patricia Chui, posted Dec 15th 2009 5:30PM
GleeThe 2010 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and while typically everyone makes a fuss over which movies and movie actors get recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press, there was plenty to raise eyebrows over on the TV side.

For one thing, while the Emmys tend to nominate the same people over and over again (ahem, Tony Shalhoub), the Globes make a point of recognizing newer shows. This year's crop was no exception, with Fox's 'Glee' and ABC's 'Modern Family' muscling aside some old standbys to share Best Comedy nomination honors. And newbies like Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele from 'Glee,' Thomas Jane and Jane Adams from HBO's 'Hung,' and Julianna Margulies from CBS drama 'The Good Wife' similarly reaped glory on their freshman shows.

On the other hand, how could HFPA voters overlook 'Lost'? or 'Modern Family' comic geniuses Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill? or critical darlings 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Battlestar Galactica' ... AGAIN?

Take a look at some of the Globes' biggest TV snubs and surprises after the jump.GleeThe 2010 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and while typically everyone makes a fuss over which movies and movie actors get recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press, there was plenty to raise eyebrows over on the TV side.

For one thing, while the Emmys tend to nominate the same people over and over again (ahem, Tony Shalhoub), the Globes make a point of recognizing newer shows. This year's crop was no exception, with Fox's 'Glee' and ABC's 'Modern Family' muscling aside some old standbys to share Best Comedy nomination honors. And newbies like Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele from 'Glee,' Thomas Jane and Jane Adams from HBO's 'Hung,' and Julianna Margulies from CBS drama 'The Good Wife' similarly reaped glory on their freshman shows.

On the other hand, how could HFPA voters overlook 'Lost'? or 'Modern Family' comic geniuses Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill? or critical darlings 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Battlestar Galactica' ... AGAIN?

Take a look at some of the Globes' biggest TV snubs and surprises below.

Get the full Golden Globes nominees list.


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Golden Globes Snubs & Surprises: TV

SNUB! 'Lost'
Wait, what? No love for an explosive penultimate season that gave us the intriguing Jacob saga, an evil not-Locke, a Juliet-Sawyer romance (SO much better than the Jack-Kate-Sawyer triangle) and that breathtaking finale? If 'Lost' gets snubbed in its final season, we're siccing the smoke monster on the HFPA's behind.

ABC

SURPRISE! Lea Michele, 'Glee'
Freshman sensation 'Glee' is very much an ensemble show, so while Michele is terrific, it seems odd to single her out (as a lead actress, no less) among all the other 'Glee' "kids." Of course, she is New Directions's resident diva -- so just imagine how insufferable Rachel's going to be now.

Fox

SNUB! Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'
While we're thrilled that 'Modern Family' earned a nomination for Best Comedy, it's these two guys (and Manny, of course) who consistently crack us up, week after week. As Phil Dunphy would say, why ... the ... face?

ABC

SNUB! 'Sons of Anarchy'
In its second season, 'SOA' suddenly became the cable show everybody was talking about, with a riveting storyline about Gemma's rape, strong ratings and a stellar performance from the resurgent (and always kickass) Katey Sagal. So it's disappointing that both the show and Sagal were overlooked ... maybe third season will be the charm?

FX

SURPRISE! 'Entourage'
Yes, 'Entourage' gets nominated every year. Yes, Jeremy Piven yadda yadda yadda. But the HFPA finally recognized that the glory days of 'Weeds' and 'Californication' are long over -- couldn't it have done the same for this old chestnut?

HBO

SNUB! Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Parsons earned his first Emmy nomination this year, finally silencing (somewhat) the nerdcore fans who've made 'Big Bang Theory' a hit. Nerds, you have our permission to rage against the doubters once more.

CBS

SNUB! Amy Poehler, 'Parks & Recreation'
Many, including us, agree that 'Parks and Recreation' is much-improved this season. One reason: star Amy Poehler, who's transformed Lesley Knope from a Michael Scott impersonation into a hilarious, sympathetic and relatable character. Do we agree with this snub? In a word: Knope.

NBC

SURPRISE! Jane Adams, 'Hung'
We loved watching the back-and-forth banter between Ray (Thomas Jane, also nominated) and his on-screen pimp Tanya (Adams), which made for some of the funniest scenes this summer. Kudos to the HFPA for once again taking a chance on a new show that's just beginning to find its footing.

HBO

SNUB! Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan, '30 Rock'
This year at the Emmys, McBrayer and Morgan faced off against each other (both losing to Jon Cryer), but the Globes, despite nominating their show and co-stars, turned a cold shoulder. How will they ever get ERGOTs now?

NBC

SNUB! 'Battlestar Galactica'
There was no last hurrah for this critically acclaimed series, which ended last spring -- nor was there any recognition for stellar performances by Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos. The total shut-out proves sci-fi is still too cutting-edge, even for the Globes.

SyFy




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