Five Things the Golden Globes F'd Up

By Tim Surette

Dec 15, 2009

First of all, I'd like to congratulate all those who DID get nominated for a Golden Globe this morning. Way to go, Glee and True Blood (I guess), and uhhh, shockers 30 Rock and Mad Men.

But let's face it, the nomination list pretty much stinks. What it amounts to is a mixture of critics' hits and the flavors of the month, and it doesn't even cover THAT very well. Here are five things the Golden Globes should be ashamed of:

Including Entourage in any way, shape, or form
I'm not sure why Entourage is still popular and on awards ballots all the time. It's way past its prime. And this season was perhaps its worst. But hey, it's always on the ballot, so why not put it on there again? This spot should have gone to The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, or for God's sake, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which had a fantastic season. But no, we'll give it to a bunch of Hollywood douchebags instead. Go figure.

Excluding Breaking Bad in every way, shape, or form
Unpossible! Not only should BB be in the best drama category (was True Blood's second season really better than Breaking Bad's?), but any conversation about dramatic actors without a mention of Bryan Cranston is totally bunk. Someone at the Globes should write him an apology letter. Same can be said for Aaron Paul.

Snubbing Jim Parsons: not funny
There's one dude in TV whose back is incredibly sore from carrying the weight of television's highest-rated comedy, and that man is Jim Parsons. I'm not going to argue against Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, or David Duchovny, but picking Hung's Thomas Jane and Glee's Matthew Morrison over Parsons is the crime of the century. Or at least the crime of this morning.

Running Sons of Anarchy off the road
I'm not alone here. Sons of Anarchy was one of television's bright spots this season, and the ratings prove it. The show was basic cable's top scripted show, and it still gets no love. I can stand not seeing it on the best drama list, and I'm not sure any of the macho bikers deserve an acting nomination. But what I can't let go is the total diss of Katey Sagal, who threw everything in her soul on the table as Gemma. From the season premiere to the season finale, Sagal OWNED it.

Shutting out Friday Night Lights
And in the least surprising snub, Friday Night Lights gets zero nominations. A repeat of every year. Do people even remember that this show is on?

What else do you think was overlooked?

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  • MoustaphaKasse Jan 26, 2010

    I gotta agree with you. Picking Morrison and Thomas Jane over Jim Parsons is a crime against humanity.

  • FallenOneX Jan 05, 2010

    Was "Leverage" even mentioned?

  • acmb Jan 04, 2010

    "Cold Case" and "Criminal Minds" are always forgotten. I dn't believe in these type of awards anymore I think there are hidden interests behind the nominations.

  • eilien Jan 04, 2010

    As ususal, both Bones and NCIS were ignored. The two most underrated yet highly succesful shows on tv.

  • kendalkendal Jan 03, 2010

    Where's Chuck?

  • sodapopgirl721 Jan 03, 2010

    oh my god, seriously, what do you have against entourage??? its funny well writeen interesting to watch and this season was one of the best. i mean i love how i met your mother but entourage is a talented and witty and fun to watch show and being that it is always nominated and in fact still on you can guess you re the only one who feels this way

  • sodapopgirl721 Jan 03, 2010

    oh my god, seriously, what do you have against entourage??? its funny well writeen interesting to watch and this season was one of the best. i mean i love how i met your mother but entourage is a talented and witty and fun to watch show and being that it is always nominated and in fact still on you can guess you re the only one who feels this way

  • CRaivios Dec 28, 2009

    The snubs do not surprise me. This is the foreign press, as far as I know, and their tastes are different from Americans. I am also fed up with the Emmys. The only thing I do is stuff the ballot box for the People's Choice Award. That is the only way I can express my opinion.

  • wodonnell102992 Dec 27, 2009

    I 100% agree w/ this article. True Blood and House (the mediocre season five should still count) should have been left off for Sons of Anarchy and FNL (best drama on tv!). Breaking Bad should have found a way in, maybe by replacing Big Love, maybe not.

  • tvaddict16 Dec 24, 2009

    What about NCIS!!! It is the number 1 show on tv and not a nomination for any of it's amazing cast members!!!!! I would've liked to see someone from Bones on there too!

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