Golden Globes Nominations Are Out: The TV Edition
Dec 14, 2010 - by Lester Brathwaite
I already hate the Golden Globes for making me divide my coverage between TV and film. The only comforting thought is seeing the hoighty-toighty movie stars being forced to interact with those nerds from The Big Bang Theory. More Golden Globe overload after the jump.
First order of business, Jennifer Love-Hewitt is nominated for Best Actress - Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie for The Client List. If you haven't seen it, J. Love plays a suburban housewife who gets pulled into the seedy uderbelly of high-class whorin', gets addicted to coke and loses her kids and husband, all while Cybil Shepard drunkenly yells at her. Dame Judi Dench ain't got shit on that.
What really grinds my gears re: the Globes is their insistence on lumping the supporting actors into one category, so that Drama, Comedy and Mini-Series/TV Movies all compete against one another. Why not send the same message and just eliminate the supporting categories all together?
Despite the stiff competition, Glee's Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch (2nd year in a row) scored nominations. Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison also repeat their nominations from last year's Globes, for Best Actress and Actor, respectively. The kids in New Directions will defend their Best Comedy crown against Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C and Nurse Jackie.
The rest of the nominees in the comedy categories are kind of a snooze, with just a repeat of what already took place at the Emmys months ago. Will Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) reprise their wins? Have I ever seen either of their shows. Do I even care at this point?
Here's a hint, the answer to at least two of those questions is "Hell to the no."
Far more interesting, much like the movie nominations, are the drama contenders. The Best Actor - Drama category is perhaps the most competitive this year, with Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and newcomer Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) vying for top honors. By this point, Hugh Laurie is the Meryl Streep of this category and would get nominated for taking a dump on his cane then curing cancer with it.
Elisabeth Moss earns a well-deserved nomination for Best Actress for Mad Men (no Supporting purgatory for her), and will face off against Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Katey Segal (Sons of Anarchy; meanwhile, I had no idea Peg Bundy was back on TV and I would like to put forth my vote for a Sons of Anarchy/Modern Family crossover episode) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).
As for the Best Drama Globe, MVP Mad Men comes in with three previous wins but faces competition from fellow cable fare, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Dexter, with The Good Wife as the only broadcast series represented.
We'll find out who will win, lose or drink til they work up enough courage to talk to George Clooney on Sunday, January 16th, 2011.
And finally, the full list of nominees:
Best TV Series - Drama Boardwalk Empire Dexter The Good Wife Mad Men The Walking Dead
Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy 30 Rock The Big Bang Theory The Big C Glee Modern Family Nurse Jackie
Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie Carlos The Pacific The Pillars of the Earth Temple Grandin You Don't Know Jack
Best Actor - Drama Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Hugh Laurie, House M.D.
Best Actress - Drama Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Steve Carell, The Office Thomas Jane, Hung Matthew Morrison, Glee Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Thoery
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Toni Collette, United States of Tara Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Laura Linney, The Big C Lea Michele, Glee
Best Actor - Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie Idris Elba, Luther Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Best Actress - Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth Claire Danes, Temple Grandin Judi Dench, Return to Cranford Romola Garai, Emma Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List
Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0 Chris Colfer, Glee Chris Noth, The Good Wife David Strathairn, Temple Grandin Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie Hope Davis, The Special Relationship Jane Lynch, Glee Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire Julia Stiles, Dexter Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
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