So the 2011 Golden Globes nominees have been announced, and as for the TV stuff, I’d say there were certainly some surprises. Here’s the TV list below, then check out my reactions after the jump.
Best Television Series Drama
THE GOOD WIFE
THE WALKING DEAD
Best Television Series – Comedy/Musical
THE BIG BANG THEORY
THE BIG C
Best Television Series – Miniseries/Movie
PILLARS OF THE EARTH
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical
Toni Collette, UNITED STATES OF TARA
Edie Falco, NURSE JACKIE
Tina Fey, 30 ROCK
Laura Linney, THE BIG C
Lea Michele, GLEE
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK
Steve Carell, THE OFFICE
Thomas Jane, HUNG
Matthew Morrison, GLEE
Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Julianna Margulies, THE GOOD WIFE
Elizabeth Moss, MAD MEN
Piper Perabo, COVERT AFFAIRS
Katey Sagal, SONS OF ANARCHY
Kyra Sedgwick, THE CLOSER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Bryan Cranston, BREAKING BAD
Michael C. Hall, DEXTER
Jon Hamm, MAD MEN
Hugh Laurie, HOUSE
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan, HAWAII FIVE-0
Chris Colfer, GLEE
Chris Noth, THE GOOD WIFE
Eric Stonestreet, MODERN FAMILY
David Strathairn, TEMPLE GRANDIN
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hope Davis, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
Jane Lynch, GLEE
Kelly Macdonald, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Julia Stiles, DEXTER
Sofia Vergara, MODERN FAMILY
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, LUTHOR
Ian McSHane, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
Al Pacino, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
Dennis Quaid, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
Edgar Ramirez, CARLOS
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayley Atwell, PILLARS OF THE EARTH
Claire Danes, TEMPLE GRANDIN
Judi Dench, RETURN TO CRANFORD
Romola Garai, EMMA
Jennifer Love Hewitt, THE CLIENT LIST
Check out my reactions after the jump!
Of course, with some, there are no surprises. Of course, Glee got nominated (though I wish it hadn’t). Lea Michele I really wouldn’t have thought would have the comedic charm of a winner. Talented voice, sure, but best comedic actress? Well, I guess that’s why it’s called “Best Actress in a Comedy” and not “Best Comedic Actress.” I just hope Modern Family takes them for all their worth.
I was thrilled to see that The Office finally was ignored for best comedy until I saw Steve Carell is listed for Best Actor in a Comedy. Considering how the show is anything but funny anymore–Michael least of all–then I really was hoping for someone better to fill that spot. For example, where’s the Neil Patrick Harris love?
I know that many have been upset that Lost didn’t make it anywhere on the list. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Lost, but I wouldn’t say that the final season was its best, and it’s won a lot already. Give someone else a chance.
Thrilled that Dexter and The Walking Dead made the list, though now that I see The Walking Dead, I start to wonder, what time period does this encompass? I should look that up. Because The Walking Dead and Lost were in two different season (ignoring all Lost time warps, of course, in which case it might overlap with Good Times for all I know).
Moving on, there were certainly some surprises. Kudos to Katey Sagal for making the list. I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy, but I’m a fan. Surprised at Piper Perabo (as are most people). I’m loving the USA love, but unfortunately, I don’t think she has a chance at actually winning.
Finally, Jennifer Love Hewitt? I never thought I’d see her up for the same award as the likes of Dame Judi Dench. This makes me hurt a little. But you know, it’s about time they start nominating people for roles I’ve actually seen them play. I’m usually at a stark disadvantage in categories like these.
Any other reactions?