Damages leads Golden Globe noms

July's 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement was soaked in love for The Sopranos (in its final season), Ugly Betty, and Heroes, all of which seemed to be nominated in just about every category they qualified for.

The 65th Golden Globe Awards nominees were announced today, and the aforementioned shows had decidedly different luck this morning, managing to rope in only two nominations total among the lot.

While there are considerably fewer television-related categories at the Globes, the differences in nominations are still apparent. The Sopranos earned 15 nominations at this year's Emmys but managed only one nomination at the Globes (Edie Falco for Best Actress in a Drama). Ugly Betty, which led all comedies with 11 nominations at the Emmys, also managed only one Globe nomination (America Ferrera for Best Actress in a Comedy). Heroes fared even worse, with zero nominations.

With several seeing their Emmy-built pedestal knocked out from underneath them, other shows rose to the top. FX's Damages, which wasn't eligible for this year's Emmy awards, leads all series with four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actress in a Drama (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Rose Byrne), and Best Supporting Actor (Ted Danson). FX finally broke its silence and announced last month that it was picking up the show for a second season.

This year's Golden Globes also mark the first time for many of this fall season's new shoes to strut their stuff at a major ceremony, and ABC's Pushing Daisies stood out from the rest. The fledgling dark comedy played tough with the big boys, hauling in three nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy (Lee Pace), and Best Actress in a Comedy (Anna Friel).

Other new shows getting recognized were Showtime's Californication (Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy for David Duchovny), AMC's Mad Men (Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama for Jon Hamm), and ABC's Dirty Sexy Money (Supporting Actor for Donald Sutherland) and Samantha Who? (Best Actress in a Comedy for Christina Applegate).

Miniseries Longford tied Damages for most nominations with four, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, 30 Rock, and Entourage tied for second with three nods each.

As for snubs, fan favorite Lost put up a goose egg, and critics' favorites The Wire and Friday Night Lights were also blanked.

In the film categories, American Gangster, There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Eastern Promises, The Great Debaters, and Michael Clayton are all vying for Best Drama. In the comedy or musical category, Across the Universe, Charlie Wilson's War, Hairspray, Juno, and Sweeney Todd are all nominated. Atonement leads all films with seven nominations.

Below is a complete list of the Golden Globe Awards nominees in the television categories.

Best Television Series--Drama
Big Love (HBO)
Damages (FX Networks)
Grey's anatomy (ABC)
House (Fox)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Tudors (Showtime)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series--Drama
Patricia Arquette--Medium
Glenn Close--Damages
Minnie Driver--The Riches
Edie Falco--The Sopranos
Sally Field--Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter--Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick--The Closer

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series--Drama
Michael C. Hall--Dexter
Jon Hamm--Mad Men
Hugh Laurie--House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers--The Tudors
Bill Paxton--Big Love

Best Television Series--Comedy or Musical
30 Rock (NBC)
Californication (Showtime)
Entourage (HBO)
Extras (HBO)
Pushing Daisies (ABC)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series--Comedy or Musical
Christina Applegate--Samantha Who?
America Ferrera--Ugly Betty
Tina Fey--30 Rock
Anna Friel--Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker--Weeds

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series--Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin--30 Rock
Steve Carell--The Office
David Duchovny--Californication
Ricky Gervais--Extras
Lee Pace--Pushing Daisies

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (HBO)
The Company (TNT)
Five Days (HBO)
Longford (HBO)
The State Within (BBC America)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Bryce Dallas Howard--As You Like It
Debra Messing--The Starter Wife
Queen Latifah--Life Support
Sissy Spacek--Pictures Of Hollis Woods
Ruth Wilson--Jane Eyre

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Adam Beach--Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Ernest Borgnine--A Grandpa For Christmas
Jim Broadbent--Longford
Jason Isaacs--The State Within
James Nesbitt--Jekyll

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Rose Byrne--Damages
Rachel Griffiths--Brothers & Sisters
Katherine Heigl--Grey's Anatomy
Samantha Morton--Longford
Anna Paquin--Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Jaime Pressly--My Name Is Earl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Ted Danson--Damages
Kevin Dillon--Entourage
Jeremy Piven--Entourage
Andy Serkis--Longford
William Shatner--Boston Legal
Donald Sutherland--Dirty Sexy Money

The 65th Golden Globe Awards will be held January 13 in Los Angeles. For a complete list of all nominees, head over to The Golden Globes Web site.

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Wish Dexter had been nominated for more...
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Heroes was so disappointing this year, that I didn't think that they probably deserved to get any emmy nominations other then Jack Coleman for the role of HRG. I thought he was honestly the best part of Heroes Second Season.
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I don't like it. But that woman is beautiful.Her profile and photos were found on an age gap dating site called agemingle.com last week! I can't beleive it!
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Yes, go go Pushing Daisies!
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Go Pushing Daisies!
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Go comedy shows!!
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Pushing Dasies!
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I just dont understand how the wire isn't nominated...
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I'm so happy that Michael C. Hall is nominated! Though I would have wanted to see Dexter nominated as well.
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Sally Field, please get ur speech ready!
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Wait! If Californication wins, will the Red Hot Chilli Peppers sue them for the prize too???
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way to go daisies
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How comes the Shield isn't even there? The year's season was better than 90% of all that crap and it still doesn't get nominations. Not even in the globe. :/
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The Wire isn't nominated for Best Drama? Perlease, thus ends the credibility of this year's awards.
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OMG!!!!! nothing for PrisonBreak, Heroes, Desperate Houswives or CSI!!!!!
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Yay for Pushing Daisies! They deserve to win!!
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I loved seeing Ernest Borgnine listed. I've loved him forever! Great to see him still working and being appreciated for his work.
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Hope Duchovny and Californication will win!!!!!
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I never watched the globes and won't start now none of the shows I watch are nominated and whats up with that????
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Why are Heroes, Chuck and CSI not nominated?!?!?
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Glad to see Pushing Daisies and 30 Rock!!!!!
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A few different shows and actors this year nominated - GOOD!
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I need to start watching Damages.
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Guess I won't be watching the Globes, no Heroes nominations what gives?
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Entourage was good two years ago. everyone I know only watches it because they hope that it will be good again. best comedy give me a break.
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Why would anyone even CONSIDER nominating Heroes...?! That show sucks... Who would they nominate? Hayden? Milo? Puh-leez...

GREAT news for Pushing Daisies and Damages... Love those two shows...

Friday night lights was snubbed... That show deserved a Best Drama series nomination for sure... And of course, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton deserved nominations... Finally, Dexter is getting some recognition, although it should've got more than just 1 nom...
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lost wasn't as good or better than the first season. the continue drop in ratings prove that
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this is great for 30rock
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Pushing Daisies! I'm so happy for them. I can't wait to see who wins.
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So Lost has a season that many fans believe was at least as good as the first, or perhaps even better, yet it still gets completely shutout??

Anyways, I'm not particularly impressed with the nominations this year, but in the last few years I haven't been anyways.
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Oh! And its fantastic that Damages leads the TV nods - it was a spectuclar first season!
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Rightly so Heroes got snubbed. This season was lackluster - however, I would of liked to have seen Milo or Hayden nominated.



And Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross! SNUBBED - disappointing seeing as though the roles they are playing this season are so wonderful and there acting is top notch.
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