Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globes: TV Nominations

This year the Golden Globes took one step forward (Glee leads with 4 nominations!) and two steps back (only ONE nomination each for HIMYM, Modern Family, and Lost and generally boring/safe nominees). Though I've never really been happy/excited with their TV nominations from previous years, so it's more of the same really.

On to the nominees...

Best Television Series, Drama
  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Mad Men
  • True Blood
I knew not to expect a near-miraculous nomination for the final season of Battlestar Galactica, but what's their problem with Lost? They also didn't nominate it last year. If they don't nominate it next year for its last season, things will burn. Oh and do any of the other show really have a chance against Mad Men. Come on? The finale alone was damn good.

Best Actress, Drama
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • January Jones, Mad Men
  • Julianna Marguilies, The Good Wife
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Not as boring as last year, especially with the inclusion of Julianna Marguilies this year, but nothing to get excited about. Seems like a safe bet for Glenn Close.

Best Actor, Drama
  • Simon Baker, The Mentalist
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Bill Paxton, Big Love
Like the actress nominees, this list is pretty standard and therefore extremely boring. As much as I really like Jon Hamm, it'd be nice to see someone like Michael C. Hall win. I really should catch up on that show. I'm so severely behind.

Best Television Series, Comedy
  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
A good solid list now that I had time to think about it. Initially I was pissed that How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory weren't nominated, but I didn't REALLY expect them to be. Plus I'm thrilled for both Modern Family and Glee. Absolutely thrilled. 30 Rock finally has some worthy competition and its win is far from a sure bet this year.

Best Actress, Comedy
  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  • Courtney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Lea Michele, Glee
Good selection. I'm quite happy for all of them, but especially for Courtney Cox and Lea Michele. The win will probably be between Collette and Falco though.

Best Actor, Comedy
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Steve Carrell, The Office
  • David Duchovny, Californication
  • Thomas Jane, Hung
  • Matthew Morrison, Glee
Nothing against Matthew Morrison and I'm HAPPY he's nominated, but really?! Sure, why not. Kinda odd not to see Tony Shalhoub in the mix what with him being nominated last year and his show ending. It's also pretty shocking not to see the amazing Jim Parsons. A shame.

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
  • Joan Allen, Georgia O'Keefe
  • Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
  • Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
  • Anna Paquin, Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
  • Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby
Hollywood babes. I'm rooting for Sigourney Weaver, especially since it's the only performance I've seen, but really could you go wrong with any of these ladies?

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
  • Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
  • Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Endgame
  • Brenda Gleeson, Into the Storm
  • Jeremy Irons, Georgia O'Keefe
Didn't see any of these performances. But I'll randomly root for Chiwetel Ejiofor because of his kick-ass name and his work on Serenity.

Best Supporting Actress
  • Jane Adams, Hung
  • Rose Bryne, Damages
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
  • Chroe Sevigny, Big Love
I fear for the actress to receive this if their name is not Jane Lynch. Sue Sylvester will kick their ass. In a related note, WHEE JANE LYNCH!!!!!!

Best Supporting Actor
  • Michael Emerson, Lost
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • William Hurt, Damages
  • John Lithgow, Dexter
  • Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Finally the lone nominations for Lost and How I Met Your Mother! It's sickening those two shows didn't get more love, but if they had to be nominated then I'm glad it's for Emerson and NPH's brilliant (and very different) work.

Click here for my thoughts on the Film nominations.

1 comment:

  1. How are Piven and Entourage still being nominated? HOW ARE THEY STILL BEING NOMINATED?

    (We all know how I feel about the Parsons snub, I think.)


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