Golden Globe Awards
The ceremony, airing Jan. 16, 2011, on NBC, will mark Gervais' second-consecutive gig as host, following a successful run in January.
"I can't believe they invited me back after awful things I said," Gervais said in a statement. "Let's see how far I can go this time."
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Best Drama: Mad Men, Dexter, House, Big Love, True Blood
Best Comedy/Musical: 30 Rock, Modern Family, Entourage, Glee, The Office
Best Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Bill Paxton (Big Love), Hugh Laurie (House)
Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife)
The Front Runners: 'Dexter,' 'House,' 'In Treatment' and 'True Blood,' all nominated last year, have a strong likelihood of returning.
The Front Runners: Besides '30 Rock,' which won last year, the class of 2009 nominees -- 'The Office,' 'Californication,' 'Entourage' and 'Weeds' -- all have the inside track on a return to the Globes ceremony this year.
This year, however, there didn't seem to be as many strong roles for women on TV's comedy and drama series. The Golden Globe TV races in the Best Actress categories are especially tight this year, and few newcomers will be jockeying with veterans for the five nominations in each category that will be announced on Dec. 15.
As if lack of a huge ceremony would stop us from chiming in with our own choices in the television categories. Continue on below to see some of our writers' thoughts on the nominees, their picks for winners and some polls for you to voice your own choices.
Feel free to click through all our predictions. To begin, just click "see our predictions," below.
Alternatively, click on the box for each award and read the posts in the order you choose. Enjoy!
As previously reported on TV Squad, the HFPA was hoping to get an interim agreement with the WGA, similar to the one David Letterman and his production company Worldwide Pants obtained to continue The Late Show and The Late, Late Show with writers.
Letterman's agreement does pave the way for individual organizations to directly negotiate with the WGA. Since the Golden Globes are Hollywood's second biggest self-aggrandizing party (the Oscars being the first), it's easy to see how such an agreement would benefit both sides.
1. AFC Championship Post Game Show - Pats vs. Colts (CBS)
2. AFC Championship Game - Pats vs. Colts (CBS)
3. American Idol - Tues (FOX)
4. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
5. AFC Championship Post Game Show (CBS)
6. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
7. CSI (CBS)
8. Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
9. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
10. NCIS (CBS)
11. 24 (FOX)
12. Shark (CBS)
13. Law and Order: SVU (NBC)
14. Ugly Betty (ABC)
15. CSI: NY (CBS)
16. Without A Trace (CBS)
17. Criminal Minds (CBS)
18. Extreme Makeover (ABC)
19. CSI: Miami (CBS)
20. The Unit (CBS)
The Golden Globes: the award season's equivalent to a Roman orgy (tastefully done, of course). No seat-holders, plenty of food and libations, and no cue-card written, inane banter between presenters. Most importantly the Globes only present awards to the actors, directors and writers and leave the accolades for best costuming, makeup, and gaffing to the Oscars.
What I like most about the Golden Globes, and subsequently the Screen Actors Guild and People's Choice Awards (the Wal-Mart of awards shows), is that they recognize both television and movies, which makes it interesting for fans of both types of media. If you're not a big movie fan then you don't have to wait too long to see who wins a television category. As I write for . . . ahem . . . TV Squad, my interests tend to lean in favor of the big video box. This is especially true when it comes to television comedies.
With that being said, my
in-depth five-minute analysis of the nominees for best comedy can be found after the jump.
- Best Actress, Drama: Geena Davis (Commander-in-Chief)
- Best Actor, Drama: Hugh Laurie (House)
- Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Desperate Housewives
- Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)
- Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Steve Carell (The Office)
- Best Miniseries or Movie: Empire Falls
- Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lackawanna Blues)
- Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Elvis)
- Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)
- Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Newman (Empire Falls)
7:54: These red carpet arrival shows reach a point where you feel like you want to take a shower, kill someone, or just change the channel. I'm going to do the latter.
7:53: Guiliana says that Mizrahi can touch Scarlet Johansson's boob because he's gay.
7:39: Steven Spielberg has arrived. If Mizrahi asks him about his underwear...
7:35: They cut off Reese Witherspoon! Now we'll never know who she's going to thank first if she wins.
7:33: Quote of the Night: Mizrahi, to Queen Latifah: "Speaking of chocolate/vanilla swirl, what kind of underwear are you wearing?"
We'll have live blog coverage of the red carpet arrivals tonight, starting at 6. Just in case Scarlet Johansson's nipple accidentally slips out while being interviewed or someone on E! says something really stupid. We'll blog until 8, and then Cinematical takes over for the rest of the night with their live blog of the awards show. See you then!
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