The Golden Globes are Gaga for Glee

By Tim Surette

Dec 14, 2010

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards won't be handed out until January 16, but a list of the TV people who can begin clearing out their trophy case to make make room for potential new hardware was released today. Glee led all TV shows with five nominations—four acting award nominations and one for Best Comedy or Musical. It received a nomination in every single category it was eligible for. Lost fans, avert your eyes. Not a single nomination for the sci-fi drama that said goodbye this year.

Here are the Golden Globe nominations in the television categories for 2011:

Best Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men (last year's winner)
The Walking Dead

And here we go, the first major nomination for The Walking Dead. It will be interesting to see whether The Emmys follow suit, but I'm not sure they will. Looks like zombies have replaced vampires, as this is the first time True Blood did not receive a nomination. What other notable shows are missing from this list? Lost, Breaking Bad, and House.

Best Comedy or Musical
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee (last year's winner)
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

No big surprises here. But thank the lord someone finally had the sense not to put Entourage in there. What's missing? The Office, Weeds, Community.

Best Actor - Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (last year's winner)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Buscemi, despite someone's insistence that he was miscast on Boardwalk Empire, joins an elite group of mainstays.

Best Actress - Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (last year's winner)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Sagal gets a much-deserved nomination for Sons of Anarchy, and Perabo earns a surprise nomination. Does no Glenn Close-for-Damages nomination mean other awards shows will follow suit?

Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (last year's winner)
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons finally gets some recognition from the Globes, a few years too late. The odd man out? Californication's David Duchovny.

Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette, United States of Tara (last year's winner)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Not much has changed here, except for Linney replacing Courteney Cox since last year's ballot. Who's missing? Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation.

Best Supporting Actress in a Series or Miniseries
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series or Miniseries
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

Supporting actors and actresses get no respect, as they're all tied in together. There's a laundry list of worthy candidates who didn't get recognized, but with so few spaces to fill, that's unavoidable. Last year's winners: John Lithgow for Dexter and Chloe Sevigny for Big Love.

For a full list of nominations, head over to the official Golden Globes Awards Web site.

Did your favorite actors and shows get nominated? Who do you think got snubbed?

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  • Naritchie Jan 06, 2011

    Best Supporting Actress in a Series or Miniseries - Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

  • Kollatera Jan 04, 2011

    Oh, I hope Katey Segal wins her category! She's been amazing in SoA this year! Even though I like the good wife, I belive it is harder to portray Gemma Teller than Alicia Florrick..

  • Sami5118 Jan 03, 2011

    Community deserves something!

  • staind47 Dec 26, 2010

    Matthew Fox not getting something for Lost is a travesty. Hope Dexter wins 'Drama'.

  • paige1408 Dec 21, 2010

    dang whats with all the glee haters

  • iiitan Dec 18, 2010

    Grey's Anatomy for Drama.
    HIMYM for Comedy.
    Neil Patrick Harris for Comedy Actor.
    Alyson Hannigan for Comedy Actress.

  • 45CYNTHIA Dec 18, 2010

    Zachary Levi from 'Chuck' and 'Joel McHale from 'Community' should be nominated for best comedy actor.

  • Ralfberg Dec 17, 2010

    I would like it to be like this: best drama- dexter; best comedy - dont really know,for me TBBT but they probably wont win(30rock may get it again); best actor - Steve Buscemi or Michael C. Hall; best actress - dont know, I aint watchin none of those shows; best actory comedy - Jim Parsons or Steve Carell(as his last year in office probably); best actress - Edie Falco or Tina Fey; best supporting actress - Julia Stiles and actor - I dont know, I would put Eric Stonestreet but I dont believe that he will win

  • saraVaio Dec 17, 2010

    Lost , Fringe & Breaking bad are robbed !!! Terry O'Quinn , Josh Holloway , Micheal Emerson , Matthew Fox , Aaron Paul , John Noble and Anna Trov should be on the list , OMG such a terrible list !! I'm Glad that Katy Segal & Bryan Cranston are nominated .

  • snoopy-muminek Dec 16, 2010

    I think Jane Adams deserves a nomination for "Hung" and David Duchovny for "Californication".

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