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.
What else do you think was overlooked?