Golden Globe Award Nominees: Announced

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The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on January 17.

Nominees in the major TV categories were announced today and are listed below, with our initial reactions to them following...

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Big Love
Dexter
House
Mad Men
True Blood

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock
Entourage
Glee
(pictured)
Modern Family
The Office

Glee Promo Pic

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

TV Fanatic Take:

  • Yay for Big Love and True Blood nominations. The latter should win this category (but won't) for its over-the-top, entertaining second season.
  • The most glaring omissions in the acting categories are nothing new, but still worth mentioning: have Golden Globes reps ever seen Friday Night Lights? It's downright appalling that neither Connie Britton nor Kyle Chandler are nominated.
  • Entourage for best comedy?!? We'd have preferred to see Nurse Jackie, Parks and Recreation... or pretty much any other show on TV.
  • Sons of Anarchy did air on FX, right? We love House, but that show hasn't changed much over the last few years. Almost everyone involved with Sons of Anarchy deserved a nomination, but the series should undoubtedly be a Best Drama contender over Hugh Laurie and company.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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