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My Take on the 67th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

January 17, 2010 by  


John Krasinski, Diane Kruger and Justin Timberlake announced the Nominations for “The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” back on December 15th. The Golden Globes will be hosted by Ricky Gervais, and will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC at 8pm EST. I hope you’ll join us for our LIVE chat during the show.

Both Diane Kruger (‘Inglorious Bastards’) and John Krasinski  (‘It’s Complicated’ and ‘The Office’) had their projects nominated, but it was Justin Timberlake who stole the show that morning with all his little quips, the most memorable being when upon announcing Emily Blunt as a nominee for Best Actress in a Drama for ‘Young Victoria’ said, “Somebody’s gonna have a good night tonight!”. Referring to his co-announcer, John Krasinski who is engaged to Blunt (it’s almost easy to write that. Therapy is doing me good.)

Below are the nominations in the TV categories. Big surprises this year with GLEE making some sweet music and MONK being snubbed in its final season. And of course, once again I’ll be bitching about the lack of nominations for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. What else is new?

Here is my take on each of the TV categories.

Best Comedy

  • 30 Rock
  • Modern Family
  • Entourage
  • The Office
  • Glee

My Take: Of course I’m excited that THE OFFICE made the cut, but thrilled that MODERN FAMILY is also nominated. Expect to see that show on the list for years to come. Very surprised by GLEE but it seems the HFPA loves their songsters. Bored to death by the nomination of ENTOURAGE. 30 ROCK was expected and deserved. Shocked that NURSE JACKIE didn’t get a nom (although I’m always split if that show is a drama or a comedy. I expect others have the same issue.) I didn’t expect it to happen, but I would have loved to see PARTY DOWN recognized. You can’t tell me that ENTOURAGE is funnier than the PARTY DOWN caterers. And don’t even get me started on the snub of TV’s most watched comedy, the well deserving BIG BANG THEORY.

Best Drama

  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Mad Men
  • True Blood

My Take: Good thing HOUSE snuck in there as the only show from a major network nominated. Happy to see some of my personal favorites, TRUE BLOOD and MAD MEN, on the list. I don’t watch BIG LOVE or DEXTER but from what I understand both shows deserve the nomination. And of course it wouldn’t be an awards show if FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS wasn’t completely snubbed. I seriously don’t understand why the show never gets the recognition. Maybe next year…oh who am I kidding?

Best Actor (Drama)

  • Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
  • Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Hugh Laurie (House)
  • Bill Paxton (Big Love)

My Take: So many fantastic actors in this mix. All well deserved. Of course I can’t fairly say one is better than the other since I don’t watch all the shows of these actors, but I have to say that based on this year’s season premiere alone, I am thrilled that Hugh Laurie was nominated. Jon Hamm is fantastic on MAD MEN and he was given so much to work with this season. Simon Baker keeps showing up on all the lists, so good for him (The show must have a fabulous publicist…YAY Holly!!) I watched the first two seasons of BIG LOVE and I didn’t find Bill Paxton particularly nomination worthy, but maybe he’s been better as of late.  And there’s no contesting the nomination of Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan. Off the list…yup, FNL’s Kyle Chandler.

Best Actress (Drama)

  • Glenn Close (Damages)
  • January Jones (Mad Men)
  • Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife)
  • Anna Paquin (True Blood)
  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

My Take: Not surprised to see Glenn Close, Kyra Sedgwick or really January Jones here. All well deserved, especially Jones who was mind blowing on this season of MAD MEN. Surprised to see Julianna Marguiles nominated, but happy for her. I don’t think she brings something especially exciting and new to THE GOOD WIFE, but clearly the HFPA likes her.  Disappointed that Anna Paquin was once again nominated. As much as I love TRUE BLOOD, I find Anna’s Sookie the least enjoyable part of the entire show. And yes, upset that Connie Britton’s name wasn’t called for FNL.

Best Actor (Comedy)

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • David Duchovney (Californication)
  • Thomas Jane (Hung)
  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)

My Take: Look at you, Mr. Matthew Morrison! I must say I was surprised but very gleeful when I heard the GLEE actor’s name read this morning.  Alec, Steve and I suppose ever David were expected. I was disappointed to see Thomas Jane in the category. I don’t find HUNG very appealing and I’m not sure how he made the cut over Jim Parsons from THE BIG BANG THEORY.  I just don’t understand why Jim didn’t make the list. Ugh. You know I love you Steve, but I’m pulling for Matthew on this one!

Best Actress (Comedy)

  • Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Lea Michele (Glee)

My Take: I know you all might think I’m crazy, but I think GLEE’s Lea Michele has a real shot at this award. Edie Falco is probably the strongest competition and her nomination is beyond well deserved, but the HFPA likes putting newbies in the spotlight (Jennifer Garner for ‘Alias’, Keri Russell for ‘Felicity’, Party of Five…remember?). I’d be jumping out of my chair if Lea were to win. Tina Fey is great but it’s kind of the same old, same old for Liz Lemon. Although I enjoy the show, I find Courtney Cox’s COUGAR TOWN character somewhat grating. Toni Collette, one of my favorite film actresses is certainly deserving, but I’m pulling for Lea…or Edie.

Best Supporting Actor

  • Michael Emerson (Lost)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
  • William Hurt (Damages)
  • John Lithgow (Dexter)
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage)

My Take: I think you all know who has my heart in this category (as in life) – Neil Patrick Harris FTW! Unfortunately I don’t see it happening. As long as William Hurt or Jeremy Piven don’t take the award I’ll be fine. I personally found William Hurt the weakest link in the last season of DAMAGES. But he’s a big name film actor so I’m not surprised to see him on the list. Michael Emerson is mesmerizing as Ben Linus on LOST and I’m glad to see his work recognized. And from what I hear, John Lithgow is killing it (get it…killing it) on DEXTER this season. I expect him to win.

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jane Adams (Hung)
  • Rose Byrne (Damages)
  • Jane Lynch (Glee)
  • Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
  • Janet McTeer (Sense & Sensibility)

My Take: The way I “C” it, Jane Lynch might just walk away with the award.  Her long and well respected film career might just give her the edge over the other nominations. I would have liked to see Marcia Gay Harden representing DAMAGES in this category over Rose Byrne who I think wasn’t as strong this season as she was in the first. I’ve never been a fan of Chloe Sevigny in anything that she’s done. She just irks me. But I defer to fans of BIG LOVE on her nominations. Janet McTeer was fabulous in SENSE & SENSIBILITY but I don’t think she’s going to be taking it this year against her strong competitors. And Jane Adams from HUNG? She’s the best thing about the show, but still I think it’s crazy that she made this list.  HFPA loves their cable, but don’t give undeserved nominations. I don’t even have to think about this one. I definitely want to see Jane Lynch up on that stage. I’m only disappointed that she wasn’t nominated twice in the same category. I think she also should have been nominated for her role on PARTY DOWN.

YOUR turn to discuss the nominations. Who do YOU want to see walk on to the stage to accept their Golden Globe? Who was snubbed? Who made the cut that shouldn’t have?

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14 Responses to “My Take on the 67th Annual Golden Globe Nominations”

  1. Sara on December 15th, 2009 8:55 am

    I’m pumped to see Modern Family up there. If they upset The Office it won’t make me as made as when 30 Rock.

    Also happy to see Julianna getting noticed for The Good Wife. Still loving that one.

  2. Kat on December 15th, 2009 9:00 am

    So so so happy for Glee, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch!

    Also super excited for The Office!

  3. Katie on December 15th, 2009 9:05 am

    Breaking bad is not on the list? WTF??
    OK I offically hate Entourage and want it off the air. Stop freaking take up spots you do not deserve anymore on any and all award shows.

  4. Lelolai on December 15th, 2009 9:07 am

    Nice to see Glee getting 4 nominations. The cast is going nuts tweeting about it.

  5. harleygal on December 15th, 2009 9:53 am

    WTF happened with Sons of Anarchy??? Best show out there and not even a mention. These people suck.

  6. Nicole on December 15th, 2009 10:22 am

    To get the obvious out of the way, who does FNL have to…ahem…service, to get some award recognition??? Connie Britton should have Anna Paquin’s nom – I’m a major (and very new) True Blood fan, but I totally agree with Kath – she’s the weakest link (to be fair, the supporting cast is pretty universally fantastic). And Kyle Chandler just needs to be on there too. And the show itself. Okay….enough – I feel like a broken record every time tv noms are announced.

    Yay for Glee and the nominated castmembers. Jane Lynch should own her category, and I wouldn’t be surpised either if Lea Michelle won. I am also rooting for Matthew Morrison, as much as I love some of the others, for the “finding out” scene alone. That was some powerful acting right there. He’s been really outstanding the past few weeks.

    I also agree that Entourage needs to go away as does Jeremy Piven, and that Jim Parsons’ name should be up there. And Party Down could kick Entourage’s ass while blindfolded and with both hands tied behind it’s back.

    D’ya think that all of the accolades being thrown at cable shows are giving any hints to the networks that original, well-written, well-acted scripted programming is still where it’s at, despite the fact that the networks seem hellbent on torturing us with endless reality programming and 42 versions of CSI? Doubt it.

  7. Lelolai on December 15th, 2009 12:44 pm

    Hey Kath, did you see that Paleyfest is going to have a GLEE panel (late February)?

  8. Elena on December 15th, 2009 1:38 pm

    This the is year. This is the year.

    If Michael C. Hall does not win best actor this year I might just have to shoot myself.

    He has been snubbed for years now and he SOOOOOO DESERVES IT.

    And this year — with all the hype, with John Lithgow’s equally awesome performance — HE JUST HAS TO WIN.

    If he doesn’t, then I’ll have completely lost all my faith in the Golden Globes.

    And I agree with you Kath about the FNL snubs. I just caught up with the show completely last month and Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton just completely make that show. They are fantastic and one of my new favorite couples on television.

  9. toast with JAM on December 15th, 2009 5:34 pm

    Lea Michele FTW! How many episodes is this based on? If it’s more than just the spring premiere, then Glee for the best comedy!

  10. Marc on December 15th, 2009 8:04 pm

    I wonder if FNL’s 3rd season was considered here, or the hand-ful of episodes that have already aired on DirecTV so far in the 4th season. While last season was exceptional, the 4th season so far has been truly incredible. “The Son” was quite possibly the best hour of television I’ve ever seen. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton belong on among the list of nominees, but Zach Gilford should be in the supporting category for that episode alone.

    I’m pumped about the nominations for Glee and Modern Family, as well. The TV Comedy races are jam-packed with talent (with a very few head-scratchers in there).

  11. Ted Nugent on December 16th, 2009 12:35 am

    Big Bang Theory is the #1 comedy in the ratings by share, but not “TV’s most watched comedy.” Amazingly, Two and a Half Men still draws more total viewers, just doesn’t get as big a share or net as many in the key 18-49 demo.

  12. LB on December 16th, 2009 1:16 am

    While a lot of the TV noms made me smile, such as Glee, Dexter (seriously Michael C. Hall needs to win this time), Mad Men, True Blood, Big Love…

    …I have a few issues, namely the lack of Lost and absence of Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy. Ridiculous. I feel that any three of those shows deserves to be in the best drama category over House. Plus, it totally sucks that both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton continue to be overlooked.

  13. Kimber on December 16th, 2009 11:15 am

    Yay for Glee! Here’s hoping the cast will win big at the awards. I think all of the individual actors who received nods could and SHOULD take their categories, especially the amazing Jane Lynch! And that’s how Kimber … “C”s it!

  14. Billiam on January 17th, 2010 6:11 pm

    While I like Entourage in a guilty pleasure sort of way (although I haven’t seen the latest season), I don’t think it’s ever deserved to get an Emmy/Golden Globe. Personally, I really don’t feel the last year of 30 Rock was all that exceptional, either.
    I’m assuming that Golden Globe looks at the year of 2009, rather than the seasons that the Emmys consider. So it’s kind of odd to be thinking of shows in terms of two half-seasons, rather than a full season.