Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

Golden Globe Television Nominations: Netflix Reigns, Homeland and Mad Men Shunned

Netflix ruled the Globes with Arrested Development, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black
Netflix ruled the Globes with Arrested Development, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black

Netflix managed a bit of a coup at the Globes, snagging seven nominations for its On-Demand shows Arrested Development, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. The first two made it into Comedy Series and Drama Series, respectively, with Orange is the New Black getting Taylor Schilling a Best Actress in a Drama nod. Reminiscent of when cable first started crashing the party of the industry awards, the response to Netflix has been overwhelmingly positive, with nearly all awards bodies embracing these shows.

Speaking of cable shows, on the other end of the spectrum are Homeland and Mad Men, both former (and recent) winners that were completely shut out today. Part of that is definitely a result of the Globes being far more receptive to nominating new shows, of which there were plenty that got in this year. But still, what a fickle bunch, that HFPA.

Always the most fun and clusterf**k categories are the, take a deep breath before saying it outloud, Best Performance by an Actor (or Actress) in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Whew, a mouthful. You’d think they’d loosen the reigns on that and break the category up a bit. Pitting single performances against 13, 22, or 26 episodes doesn’t really seem quite fair and results in some of the strangest competition of the Globes. Just look at the Actress version to see why. Go Hayden Panettiere?

The Starz miniseries The White Queen debuted strongly with three nominations with mentions in Miniseries, Actress and Supporting Actress. Dancing on the Edge (also from Starz) nailed three nominations, including one for Chiwetel Ejiofor, making him a double nominee today (with 12 Years a Slave). Emmy-winner Behind the Candelabra led the TV Movie/Miniseries noms with four.

This year’s Drama Series Emmy winner Breaking Bad fared well, but Emmy-winner Anna Gunn was curiously snubbed (her co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were not). Freshman series Masters of Sex got Series and Lead Actor nominations but a Lead Actress nod for Lizzy Caplan was not to be. Granted, there’s not too much to complain about with a Drama Series Actress category that has Tatiana Maslany, Robin Wright, Julianna Margulies, Kerry Washington and Taylor Schilling.

In Comedy, Parks and Recreation got its first Series mention and Globe co-host Amy Poehler was nodded as well. On the flip-side, her co-host Tina Fey, and 30 Rock as a whole, received nothing for their final season. No doubt that should be fodder for some bitchy interplay between the two friends.

The Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 live on NBC at 5:00pm EST/PST.

Best Television Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Peformance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Peformance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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