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Golden Globe Nominations – TV

December 11, 2008 by  

The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and there were a few surprises in the TV categories.

Do you think the Hollywood Foreign Press got it right?  Who were the big surprises and who got snubbed?

Best Television Drama
‘In Treatment’
‘Mad Men’
‘True Blood’

Best Actor – Television Drama
Gabriel Byrne, ‘In Treatment’
Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’
Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
Hugh Laurie, ‘House’
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ‘The Tudors’

Best Actress – Television Drama
Sally Field, ‘Brothers & Sisters’
Mariska Hargitay, ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’
January Jones, ‘Mad Men’
Anna Paquin, ‘True Blood’
Kyra Sedgwick, ‘The Closer’

Best Television Musical/Comedy
’30 Rock’
‘The Office’

Best Actor – Television Musical/Comedy
Alec Baldwin, ’30 Rock’
Steve Carell, ‘The Office’
Kevin Connolly, ‘Entourage’
David Duchovny, ‘Californication’
Tony Shalhoub, ‘Monk’

Best Actress – Television Musical/Comedy
Christina Applegate, ‘Samantha Who?’
America Ferrera, ‘Ugly Betty’
Tina Fey, ’30 Rock’
Debra Messing, ‘The Starter Wife’
Mary-Louise Parker, ‘Weeds’

Best Mini-Series – Television
‘A Raisin in the Sun’
‘Bernard and Doris’
‘John Adams’

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture – Television
Ralph Fiennes, ‘Bernard and Doris’
Paul Giamatti, ‘John Adams’
Kevin Spacey, ‘Recount’
Kiefer Sutherland, ’24: Redemption’
Tom Wilkinson, ‘Recount’

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture – Television
Judi Dench, ‘Cranford’
Catherine Keener, ‘An American Crime’
Laura Linney, ‘John Adams’
Shirley MacLaine, ‘Coco Chanel’
Susan Sarandon, ‘Bernard and Doris’

Best Supporting Actor – Television
Neil Patrick Harris, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Denis Leary, ‘Recount’
Jeremy Piven, ‘Entourage’
Blair Underwood, ‘In Treatment’
Tom Wilkinson, ‘John Adams’

Best Supporting Actress – Television
Eileen Atkins, ‘Cranford’
Laura Dern, ‘Recount’
Melissa George, ‘In Treatment’
Rachel Griffiths, ‘Brothers and Sisters’
Dianne Wiest, ‘In Treatment’

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6 Responses to “Golden Globe Nominations – TV”

  1. Nicole on December 11th, 2008 1:09 pm

    *Sigh* – I can’t believe they snubbed Two and a Half Men!!!

    Kidding, kidding, kidding. But, I’ll start another round of FNL snub whining. I’m very happy for NPH – have they always had only one supporting category encompassing all formats (drama, comedy, mini series)? That seems kind of strange to me.

    I still watch Entourage but I think it’s a little past it’s prime to be nominated Best Comedy…maybe it’s just me. Also, I would have loved to see Jim Parsons’ name on that list.

  2. MAK on December 11th, 2008 1:37 pm

    where is the big bang love?
    kevin connely wtf?

  3. Billiam on December 11th, 2008 4:33 pm

    The list is a bit dull to me. Either the people you always except or shows that I have never watched (because I don’t get super cable). And I care not at all about the mini-series stuff.
    I loved Lost’s 4th season and think it is a better show than House. Can’t comment on the other competitors, but isn’t True Blood widely regarded as having a rocky start and then turning into a guilty pleasure?

    Of course I want NPH to get an award.

  4. Alyson on December 11th, 2008 6:23 pm

    I agree that it would have been nice to see Jim Parsons for Best Comedy Actor. Glad to see NPH for Supporting, but which some of our Office friends would have gotten some Supporting Category love. Really happy to see January Jones for Mad Men.

    A little disappointed Lost didn’t get any love as a show or, again, with any Supporting Actor. Michael Emerson is gold.

  5. Christen on December 11th, 2008 10:41 pm

    Anna Paquin, ‘True Blood’ – Best Actress. You have got to be kidding me. I love true blood but she is terrible, and i have to agree that it is more of a guilty pleasure than an amazing show. So maybe it deserves to be nominated for that, but please…. not her.

    Seriously, were is the Lost love??? This last season was so great. I agree Michael Emerson IS gold 🙂

  6. Rev/Views on December 13th, 2008 7:26 am

    I don’t know if ‘The Wire’ qualifies as it ended it’s final episode early on this year (if it did then it should be on there – but no surprises it isn’t really…) Regardless, where’s the love for the final season of “The Shield”?

    That was hands up the best show this fall, it was just amazing. The final season hit so hard at the viewers it can only be described as relentless. Michael Chiklis was so on form as Vic Mackey it was a complete joy to watch AND then he goes and shows us a whole new aspect to Vic. Seven seasons and he can still give us nuanced perfomances that are just breathtaking. Even while saying nothing he was able to convey more than most actors can with entire monologs.

    Likewise CCH Ponder and Walton Goggins were amazing.

    Crying shame they’ve been ignored in what was one of (if not THE) best final seasons any show has ever had.