Thursday, December 14, 2006

Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has spoken! The key TV noms:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA

  • 24 (FOX) Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television i.a.w. Real Time Prods.
  • BIG LOVE (HBO)Anima Sola and Playtone Prods. i.a.w. HBO Entertainment
  • GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)Touchstone Television
  • HEROES (NBC)NBC Universal Television Studios i.a.w. Tailwind Prods.
  • LOST (ABC)Touchstone Television

    Nice list! Yay, freshman HEROES, for making the cut.

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)Touchstone Television
  • ENTOURAGE (HBO)Leverage and Closest to the Hole Prods. i.a.w. HBO Entertainment
  • THE OFFICE (NBC)Deedle Dee Prods. with Reveille i.a.w. NBC Universal Television Studio
  • UGLY BETTY (ABC)Touchstone Television
  • WEEDS (SHOWTIME)Showtime i.a.w. Lionsgate Television and Tilted Prods., Inc.

    No weak ones here either. Expect this category to get more competitive as more light dramas like DESEPERATE HOUSEWIVES, WEEDS, and UGLY BETTY enter the grid. Btw, just started watching WEEDS this season -- love it.

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  • PATRICIA ARQUETTE — MEDIUM
  • EDIE FALCO — THE SOPRANOS
  • EVANGELINE LILLY — LOST
  • ELLEN POMPEO — GREY'S ANATOMY
  • KYRA SEDGWICK — THE CLOSER

    No surprises here. I'm a fan of all these shows; no idea how I'd vote if I had to.

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  • PATRICK DEMPSEY — GREY'S ANATOMY
  • MICHAEL C. HALL — DEXTER
  • HUGH LAURIE — HOUSE
  • BILL PAXTON — BIG LOVE
  • KIEFER SUTHERLAND — 24

    Oof, did James Gandolfini lose his spot to Michael C. Hall (love his creepy-cool-adorable performance on DEXTER) or Bill Paxton? THE SOPRANOS is a masterwork, but I'm all for new blood. So to speak, in DEXTER's case.

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

  • MARCIA CROSS — DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • AMERICA FERRERA — UGLY BETTY
  • FELICITY HUFFMAN — DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS — THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
  • MARY-LOUISE PARKER — WEEDS

    Go, America, playing in the big leagues! Julia Louis-Dreyfus deserves much credit for showing that conventional 3-camera sitcoms can still be funny, but I like Mary-Louise Parker's hilarious, spirited, and tender "Lacey LaPlante" FTW.

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

  • ALEC BALDWIN — 30 ROCK
  • ZACH BRAFF — SCRUBS
  • STEVE CARRELL — THE OFFICE
  • JASON LEE — MY NAME IS EARL
  • TONY SHALHOUB — MONK

    Alec steals every scene of 30 ROCK that he's in, and no jury in the world would convinct him.

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

  • EMILY BLUNT — GIDEON'S DAUGHTER
  • TONI COLLETTE — TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH
  • KATHERINE HEIGL — GREY'S ANATOMY
  • SARAH PAULSON — STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP
  • ELIZABETH PERKINS — WEEDS

    The supporting actor categories are an utter comparing-apples-to-bicycles situation, no?

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

  • THOMAS HADEN CHURCH — BROKEN TRAIL
  • JEREMY IRONS — ELIZABETH I
  • JUSTIN KIRK — WEEDS
  • MASI OKA — HEROES
  • JEREMY PIVEN — ENTOURAGE

    More apples and bicycles. How do you choose between obnoxious superagent Ari Gold and the Earl of frakkin' Leicester? Still, loving that Masi Oka is in there.

    Any misfires, according to you? Who's missing that should be on here? THE WIRE and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA are two, for me. Anyone on who shouldn't be?
  • 4 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    It seems "The Wire" is missing. This award show loses all credibility with that blunder right there.

    Shawn said...

    Another vote for The Wire. CCH Pounder - a big favorite of mine - is also missing.

    Who/what shouldn't be there: Lost, Big Love and Ellen Pompeo.

    james henry said...

    Ooh, no to Sarah Paulsen I'm afraid. How come West Wing had all those amazing female characters (at least at the start), but Studio 60 can manage nary a one?

    liz said...

    The Wire is missing. I'm disappointed, but not surprised. It always gets overlooked.