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Shocker! Globes Get TV Noms Right!
December 19, 2011  | By Ed Bark
 

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Let's hear it for the Golden Globes.

No, seriously.

The much-maligned Hollywood Foreign Press Association by and large did an intelligent job of picking and choosing the best television has to offer in nominations announced late last week.

Its best and brightest decisions were three nominations for Showtime's Homeland, which the Screen Actors Guild completely snubbed in its nominations announced last week. Two other deserving series, Starz's Boss and HBO's Enlightened, also were ignored by SAG but recognized by the Globes' small, mysterious band of voters.

Cable ruled the Globes' list of five best drama series nominees, with four rookies -- Homeland, Boss, FX's American Horror Story and HBO's Game of Thrones -- joining HBO's second-year Boardwalk Empire.

The broadcast networks broke through in the best comedy series category, with nods for Fox's new New Girl, ABC's Modern Family and Fox's Glee. The other nominations went to Enlightened and Showtime's Episodes.

The miniseries/movies categories are warmed over, with PBS's Downton Abbey and HBO's Mildred Pierce already the big Emmy winners. But both aired too late for last January's Globes ceremony, so they'll be competing anew. A welcome addition to the category is BBC America's The Hour, which aired too late for Emmy consideration but has three Globe nominations.

In the Globes' six drama categories, cable productions amassed 25 of the 30 nominations. In two additional supporting actor/actress categories, in which dramas and comedies are both eligible, cable got seven of the 10 nominations.

Broadcast networks fared better in the three comedy categories, taking eight of the 15 nominations.

The Globes ceremony airs Jan. 15 on NBC, with the SAG Awards shown Jan. 29 on both TNT and TBS. Click for the complete list of Globe nominees (both TV and movies) and for SAG nominations.

Read more by Ed Bark at unclebarky.com


 

2 Comments

 

George said:

I don't know about that -- they practically ignored FX's best show, Justified. It's the best crime drama on American TV Right now. Where most crime procedurals have become bland and contrived, Justified has organic characters, witty dialogue, beautiful atmosphere.

Comment posted on December 20, 2011 1:28 PM


tina said:

I'm a newcomer to Justified, but I agree with George.

Episodes is utter dreck, I don't understand that nomination at all. Enlightened often makes me too uncomfortable to laugh, but Mike White is an indie genius, happy to see his small-screen creation get recognition.

I thought I was the only one who loved Boss, nice to know the HFPA, whoever they are, agree.

Comment posted on December 22, 2011 7:58 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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