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2010 Golden Globe Nominations Announced: The TV Awards

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The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, and while it was the usual mix of expected choices, occasional smart calls and total head-scratchers (Burlesque—that is not a typo), we’ll indulge them and take them seriously, at least for the moment.

To start with the positive: Katey Sagal got a well-deserved actress nomination for Sons of Anarchy—granted, it was a year after the season for which she really most deserved it, but as I said, staying positive. Boardwalk Empire deservedly entered the Best Drama sweepstakes, and Steve Buscemi picked up an acting nomination—creating, with Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall and Hugh Laurie, a tough-to-dislodge bloc of nominees for future seasons, meaning that things are going to get crazy when Dustin Hoffman shows up on HBO in David Milch’s Luck. And whatever I’ve had to say about Glee this season, I’m delighted Chris Colfer was recognized.

OK, enough positivity! The best comedy category (30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie) is almost a total travesty, with Modern Family the only defensible choice based on the 2010 calendar year, possibly along with Nurse Jackie. (I’d put up Parks and Recreation, Louie, Community and, as long as I’m dreaming here, Party Down and maybe Archer or United States of Tara. And no, I’m not arguing that “Nurse Jackie” is not a comedy—it’s a dark comedy, among other things—it just did not have as strong a season 2.)

As for drama (Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead)—well, I’ll give partial credit. Empire, Wife and Mad Men all made my year-end list, and while I don’t think The Walking Dead is at that level, I don’t begrudge its success. Dexter is just coasting, though, and while Bryan Cranston did score another well-earned nomination for Breaking Bad, I can’t fathom the best series of 2010 being ignored as a drama. What the hell, is the show improvised?

Head scratchers? Perhaps there were layers in Piper Perabo’s performance in Covert Affairs that escaped me. Scott Caan was a bit puzzling too, but at least defensible in that he stole Hawaii Five-0 from its ostensible star. And clearly HFPA loves them their Showtime. (And yet they honored The Big C over Tara; cancer defeats mental illness!)

Oversights? Take your pick, but this was a year I actually thought John Noble had a shot at recognition for Fringe, and he should have. I’ve been a defender (somewhat) of Hung, but if any anyone was going to get nominated, it should have been Jane Adams and not Thomas Jane. And this falls more under “surprise” than “injustice,” but I was struck by the shutout of the final season of Lost—not that I put it on my own year-end list, but I would have expected maybe a gold-watch nomination for Matthew Fox (who, I suppose, can thank Steve Buscemi) or Terry O’Quinn.

Then again, this is the Golden Globes, the near-random choosings of the handful of voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, so that’s about all the criticism I can muster. Feel free to raise your own in the comments.

The full list of TV nominations (and click here to read the movie nods as well):

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment

b.    DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
Showtime, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company

c.    THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
CBS Television Studios

d.    MAD MEN (AMC)
Lionsgate Television

e.    THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
AMC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    JULIANNA MARGULIES        THE GOOD WIFE

b.    ELISABETH MOSS            MAD MEN

c.    PIPER PERABO            COVERT AFFAIRS

d.    KATEY SAGAL            SONS OF ANARCHY

e.    KYRA SEDGWICK            THE CLOSER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    STEVE BUSCEMI            BOARDWALK EMPIRE

b.    BRYAN CRANSTON         BREAKING BAD

c.    MICHAEL C. HALL         DEXTER

d.    JON HAMM                MAD MEN

e.    HUGH LAURIE            HOUSE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    30 ROCK (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little
Stranger Inc.

b.    THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
Warner Bros. Television

c.    THE BIG C (SHOWTIME)
Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film

d.    GLEE (FOX)
Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television

e.    MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

f.    NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)
Showtime, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, Caryn Mandabach Productions


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    TONI COLLETTE            UNITED STATES OF TARA

b.    EDIE FALCO            NURSE JACKIE

c.    TINA FEY                30 ROCK

d.    LAURA LINNEY            THE BIG C

e.    LEA MICHELE            GLEE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    ALEC BALDWIN            30 ROCK

b.    STEVE CARELL            THE OFFICE

c.    THOMAS JANE            HUNG

d.    MATTHEW MORRISON        GLEE

e.    JIM PARSONS            THE BIG BANG THEORY


BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)
Sundance Channel

b.    THE PACIFIC (HBO)
Playtone and DreamWorks in association with HBO Films

c.    PILLARS OF THE EARTH (STARZ)
Starz, Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment Scott Free Films

d.    TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO)
A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production, HBO Films

e.    YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (HBO)
Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana Productions, HBO Films

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    HAYLEY ATWELL            PILLARS OF THE EARTH

b.    CLAIRE DANES            TEMPLE GRANDIN

c.    JUDI DENCH            RETURN TO CRANFORD

d.    ROMOLA GARAI            EMMA

e.    JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT    THE CLIENT LIST

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    IDRIS ELBA                LUTHER

b.    IAN MCSHANE            PILLARS OF THE EARTH

c.    AL PACINO                YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

d.    DENNIS QUAID            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

e.    EDGAR RAMIREZ            CARLOS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    HOPE DAVIS            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

b.    JANE LYNCH            GLEE

c.    KELLY MACDONALD        BOARDWALK EMPIRE

d.    JULIA STILES            DEXTER

e.    SOFIA VERGARA            MODERN FAMILY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    SCOTT CAAN            HAWAII FIVE-O

b.    CHRIS COLFER            GLEE

c.    CHRIS NOTH            THE GOOD WIFE

d.    ERIC STONESTREET        MODERN FAMILY

e.    DAVID STRATHAIRN        TEMPLE GRANDIN


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