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)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Tudors (Showtime)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series--Drama
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
Jonathan Rhys Meyers--The Tudors
Bill Paxton--Big Love
Best Television Series--Comedy or Musical
30 Rock (NBC)
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
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series--Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin--30 Rock
Steve Carell--The Office
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)
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
Jason Isaacs--The State Within
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Rachel Griffiths--Brothers & Sisters
Katherine Heigl--Grey's Anatomy
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
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.