Golden Globe nominations pretty much what you’d expect [awards]

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The Golden Globe nominations are out:

Best television series drama
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

House, really? It seems so… out of place among the rest of the best drama nominees. Maybe the HFPA thought they needed to tap at least one drama on US network television. Meanwhile I love that True Blood scored a nomination – True Blood FTW! (I’d be rooting for Mad Men too, but it won this year.)

Best television musical or comedy
Californication
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Weed

Out of all these comedies, I only watch 30 Rock regularly… so that’s what I’m backing. And I wish South Park had been included, because it’s been really awesome this last year. Also, I like Californication and all, but it does not belong in the “best comedy” category; it’s really about time that these awards committees added a “best dramedy” category for hybrids like this, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, etc.

More after the jump.

Best actor in a television series, drama
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

Interesting that Jonathan “Psycho Eyes” Rhys Meyer is up there; I like him a lot in The Tudors (which I only watch intermittently). I can’t believe that Hugh Laurie is nominated again – he’s good in House and all, but it’s not like the character has gone on any new and exciting tangents lately – but it doesn’t matter anyway, since Jon Hamm will probably win.

Best actress in a television series, drama
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
January Jones, Mad Men
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Replace “House/Hugh Laurie” in the above paragraph with “The Closer/Kyra Sedgwick”. I love that January Jones has been nominated (I met her the other week – go read my interview with her), but I think multiple-award-winning Mariska Hargitay could surprise everyone and take it out.

Best actor in a television series, musical or comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Kevin Connolly, Entourage
David Duchovny, Californication
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

No surprises that Emmy-winning Alec Baldwin is nominated. Ditto Tony Shalhoub – I hate Monk, but it gets nominated for awards every single year (thank the lord it wraps up for good in 2009).

Best actress in a television series, musical or comedy
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Tina Fey will win. And I’d say that even if I wasn’t in love with her.

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2 Responses to “Golden Globe nominations pretty much what you’d expect [awards]”

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  2. House FTW!

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