Golden Globe Award Nominees: New Girl, Homeland and More

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Breaking Bad is not nominated for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. That simple fact should make it clear just how ridiculous The Hollywood Foreign Press Association can be.

So prepare to be confused and angered by the nominations that were announced this morning - and pleasantly surprised by a few: go New Girl! - for the January 15 ceremony, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais...

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Best TV Comedy or Musical
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Drama Series
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big To Fail

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

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I can't believe so many people believe Revenge deserves a nomination. The concept of revenge is way too simple, and everything is just too convenient. There is a gulf of class between revenge and the nominated shows. Really hoping homeland and game of thrones pick up loads of awards. Can't believe it was just their first season, and we are already so immersed in it.

Amygirl

If you're going to nominate a TBBt actor, why GALECKI? Parsons people!

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Wait... How was Breaking Bad NOT nominated for best drama? I wouldn't mind seeing Homeland or Game of Thrones pick it up (the other award could also be split between Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Homeland and I wouldn't complain), but that omission is wow... like... just wow.

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What about Parenthood? Best acting and best writers on television. I just can't believe they are left out!

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Only Stowe for Revenge???!!!! Emily and Nolan, aswell as the show should be up. Oh and GLEE for comedy?!! WTF. Its become cheezy and has zero direction or plot. The musical numbers aren't even that good anymore.

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All i can say is once again Sons' is snubbed!! all the other shows are bullshit compared to Sons of Anarchy especially after series 4!!!

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I can not believe NCIS didn't make it again this year. Same ole same od Still no NCIS one of the best on TV and it keeps on coming back year after year. Who makes these decisions?? They have the best actors than any of these other shows.

Fortyseven

Hollywood politics is responsible for nominations.

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Golden globe people better start looking at what the people like and not the same old tired shows! NCIS is stil Number one with the fans, but NEVER mentioned....and this year has some great new shows that deserve mention...Person of Interest, Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Suits, Alphas, etc..sorry, don't see where your awards nominees reflect the general viewing audience!

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this is sad to see some of the same shows win all the timeand the new ones that is on is some better than old 30 rock and glee or modern family every year.