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Nominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, and fresh blood was in bountiful supply.

Among this year’s nominees are freshman shows Homeland (including nods for leads Damian Lewis and Claire Danes), New Girl and American Horror Story, while Johnny Galecki is representing The Big Bang Theory in the comedy actor race.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 15 on NBC; the eligibility period was the 2011 calendar year. Check out this list of TV nominees, then share your raves and rants in the Comments! (TVLine Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello’s own “Snappy Judgements” can be found here.)

• DRAMA SERIES
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland

• DRAMA – ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

•  DRAMA – ACTRESS
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: Modern Family Leads Pack, Homeland and Sons Snubbed

• COMEDY SERIES
New Girl
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
Modern Family 

• COMEDY – ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

• COMEDY – ACTRESS
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

AFI’s Top 10 of ’11: Homeland, Game of Thrones, Justified and Louie Among First-Time Honorees

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
The Hour
Downton Abbey
Cinema Verite
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTRESS
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

(The list of film nominees can be found at our sister site Movieline.com.)



Comments (154)

  • In what universe is Glee a more worthy nominee than Big Bang Theory in the Comedy Series category?

    Comment by Valerie – December 15, 2011 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parks & Rec, Community, Cougar Town, TBBT, all had better seasons than Glee. Even Modern Family is running out of steam IMO, but it will not reinvent itself because it will continue to be showered with awards for doing the same exact thing over and over. I think awards are stupid, but they’d be less stupid if they went to the right people.

      Comment by Ari – December 15, 2011 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with you Ari. I honestly don’t understand why Glee gets all the accolades. It was a novelty in its freshman run but now it’s just a caricature of its once-fun self. I honestly only pay attention during the musical numbers & sometimes I don’t even bother watching but just watch the clips on youtube.

        Comment by Valerie – December 15, 2011 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Of all the people and T.V. shows nominated people, are upset that Glee a nod!! Whatever….It is a great show. I’m more upset that if you don’t have HBO or Showtime you don’t know what 1/2 these shows even are!! I think they should have separate categories for these shows altogether.

          Comment by Sarah – December 15, 2011 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with everything Ari said

        Comment by Amy – December 15, 2011 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Complete agreement with this entire comment.

        Comment by Sarah El – December 15, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Modern Family deserves the nod. Why does it need to reinvent itself when it comes out with great episodes like the Thanksgiving episode or the Christmas episode?

        Considering that every critic in the world has turned on Glee, I can’t believe it’s nominated when Parks and Rec, Community, the Big Bang Theory and Louis are not. It’s down right embarrassing.

        Comment by Josh – December 15, 2011 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It neesd to reinvent itself because it is getting boring, predictable and therefore not funny. I really loved Modern Family in the first season but now it is so predictable I barely ever watch it. I can already tell you how every single episode is going to play out just by watching the previews. I agree, Modern Family is still pretty good, but I don’t think it is THAT good to deserve all of the attention it gets when there are other better shows out there. Parks & Rec produced a third season that was so close to flawless I was shocked and it has gotten no recognition for that.

          Comment by Ari – December 15, 2011 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Just because it is predictable doesn’t mean its not funny and still way better than parks and rec which is why it gets the nominations.

            Comment by Mike – December 15, 2011 12:55 PM PDT  
      • I love how you quoted Parks and Rec “I think awards are stupid, but they’d be less stupid if they went to the right people.”

        Comment by Sara – December 15, 2011 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly! I was just going to mention those exact same shows. No offense to Zooey Deschanel’s charming-but-not-exactly-original “New Girl,” as well, but I think Community should have taken that spot a long time ago. And Glee more awards-worthy funny than Parks & Rec? You’re kidding. Oh well, at least Amy Poehler deservedly received a nod.

        Comment by Aiden – December 15, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • MF is not running out of steam, it still doing great, one does not have to be original to do well.

        Comment by Jon – December 15, 2011 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In what universe is Glee a more worthy nominee than *Community in *any of the Comedy categories?

      There, fixed that for you.

      Comment by Ceecile – December 15, 2011 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It pisses me of that they keep nominating Glee for best Comedy, it’s not funny… or good. And in what world does Glee deserve a nod and Community doesn’t? Not only should it be nominated, it should win!

        Comment by adrianne – December 15, 2011 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Community doesnt deserve a nomination either! its hasnt been as funny this season! and They are way better shows that Community on the air. get over it. Since when do these Awards give the audience what they want, theyve been on for years, they arent going to turn into Audience Awards so just stop complaining.

        Comment by Jake – December 15, 2011 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Glee? That’s got to be a joke! This has been the worst season by far…How in the world did this show get nominated over other shows? Don’t get me wrong, I actually watch Glee and enjoyed the first two seasons…but this season has been atrocious! Surely, not deserving of a nomination. I hope Modern Family wins!

      Comment by Ann – December 15, 2011 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree with you. Also, while I enjoy New Girl, I’d put Happy Endings over New Girl any day.

      Comment by DL – December 15, 2011 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Globes official nominations list says Comedy or Musical! Matt you need to change what you have written and say Comedy or Musical because its sort of misleading. It deserves its place in because it is a Musical. If it was just a comedy category then i would say no way.

      Comment by Guy – December 15, 2011 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • one applicable musical does not a golden globe nomination deserve.

        Comment by cj – December 15, 2011 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Hollywood Foreign Press is less than 100 people who ultimately vote on these things, and the HFP loves Glee. When you actually sample more people, like with the Emmy’s and SAG, better quality shows get recognition- like Parks and Rec. But you would think eventually the HFP would wise up to the fact that Glee has fallen far, far from it’s height.

      Comment by Alice – December 15, 2011 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It would be a lie to say I’m “shocked” Glee won, but I’m definitely sad about it. They certainly have not earned that since season one, in my opinion. However, I’m pleasantly surprised about Callie Thorne!

    Comment by Tiffany – December 15, 2011 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • they have never earned it, most overrated show in the universe.

      Comment by claire – December 15, 2011 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And by “won,” I of course mean “was nominated.” God help us all if it wins, lol.

    Comment by Tiffany – December 15, 2011 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you know it’s going to win. the HFPA loves glee… for reasons beyong my comprehension. I still watch the show, but it’s definitely in the “junk tv i watch when I get to it” category instead of the “tv i can’t wait to see every week” like daily show/colbert report, TBBT, Parks&Rec, or Revenge

      Comment by Jess – December 15, 2011 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nothing for Community, but they think Glee is a comedy. Probably won’t watch.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – December 15, 2011 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The category is comedy OR musical. Glee is a musical, albeit still undeserving of a nom this year. First season was great, downhill ever since. Typical Ryan Murphy, start strong, fizzle out. Except American Horror story, which was DOA in my book. Can’t believe that’s nominated for drama. Maybe it’s like a bad accident and people can’t help but watch. I was done after all the bad editing. Alright, your show’s freaky, we get it…except it becomes less freaky and more annoying if you beat us over the head with the visuals.

      I guess the HFP just really likes Ryan Murphy.

      Comment by Aly – December 15, 2011 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping Castle’s Stana Katic would be nominated. Boo. Yay for Claire Danes not being snubbed and Go Amy Poehler!! Also happy for Zooey and New Girl. All well deserved noms.

    Comment by YOitzIvy – December 15, 2011 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Award shows always disappoint me with their nominee list! Stana Katic deserved both the Emmy and Golden Globe!

      Comment by GK – December 15, 2011 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Disappointed that Stana Katic/Castle wasn’t nominated for anything !
        And OMG, Glee ? There are so many shows more deserving than them !

        Comment by Glen – December 15, 2011 10:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Happy Endings and The Office are far superior to all these comedies.

    Comment by Julia – December 15, 2011 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community got snubbed again..shocker

    Comment by Amy – December 15, 2011 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel bad for Cory Monteith, I think that he is a really great actor who has done a lot with his character but because of the not so stellar writing on Glee he is ignored every award season. Of course save for his People’s Choice nomination but everyone knows that doesn’t really count.

    Comment by Lily – December 15, 2011 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’ve got to be kidding. Frankenteen is possibly the worst actor on Glee, his “smell the fart” acting has got to go.

      Comment by Todd – December 15, 2011 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disappointed not to see Sons of Anarchy nominated – this was such a strong season.

    Comment by loulou – December 15, 2011 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree! And to not see Katey Sagal nominated as well is doubly disappointing. I guess critics aren’t interested in rewarding well written shows and are choosing to go with fluff instead.

      Comment by alr – December 15, 2011 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WT No Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch or Lea Michelle this is some bullsh*t!!!

    I’m sorry but seriously Thomas Jane, Matt LeBlanc as comedy actors nominees PLEASE I quit watching both because they weren’t funny!

    Comment by Stefan – December 15, 2011 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Community or Parks & Rec nomination for comedy series? And in what universe is Glee a comedy?

    Comment by Erika – December 15, 2011 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s nominated for best comedy OR musical. It’s a musical. Not that I think it deserves a nomination but it’s in the right category.

      Comment by Aly – December 15, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So… no Big Ban Theory, no Jim Parsons, but Glee???? Oh well, I have to get used to these awards not recognizing talent.

    Comment by nonabgo – December 15, 2011 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • personally I don’t think johnny galecki deserves to be nominated over the other cast members

      Comment by J – December 15, 2011 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^ditto the why no JimP bit.

      Also, this years Comedy listof5 is really poor.

      Comment by Fido – December 15, 2011 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh well, at least yet another periodic slap in the face to John Noble is over with for another year.

    (And no, I’m not going to shut up about this ongoing snubbery, or drop it. I’ll keep bringing it up as long as his show is on the air. He is the best and most versatile actor on TV right now, and all you TV writers know it.)

    Comment by Donna – December 15, 2011 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s it, I think the Golden Globes have officially lost it. That list of nominees is an embarassment to anybody who enjoys quality drama. Frakkin “Horror Story” over “The Good Wife”, “Damages” or even “The Killing”?! Get the frack out. I’m beginning to think Nikki Finke is right. The HFPA only nominates those who lobby them the hardest.

    Comment by Ralf – December 15, 2011 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you even watch the show? American Horror Story is outstanding. I don’t watch Damages, but The Good Wife I can agree at least deserves a nom, though I wouldn’t say AHS is the show it should have beaten.
      As for The Killing, I thought the show started strong, but Veena Sud ran it into the ground with ridiculous plot holes and characters suddenly acting antithetically to their behavior the entire season, so I would never, ever give The Killing a nom.

      Comment by DL – December 15, 2011 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sort of like they ran the visual effects in AHS into the ground? It’s a boy! No, it’s a monster! Freaky! Wait, still going. It’s a boy! It’s a monster! It’s a boy! It’s a monster! It’s a boy! It’s a guy in a costume!

        Less is more, especially when it comes to horror.

        The only thing scary about that show is the bad editing. Visual effects should enhance immersion, not break it.

        Comment by Aly – December 15, 2011 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can’t believe Boss has The Good Wife’s spot for drama series–WTF??!?

      Comment by Saint Alicia – December 15, 2011 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I loathe Ryan Murphy for the way he treated musical artists who decided they did not want to be involved with Glee. I think he’s an arrogant meglomaniac who bought into his own hype. So I was super prejudiced against AHS, but despite its evil producer, the show was really, really good. It earned its spot. And given its creator’s penchant for destroying his own good ideas in the sophomore season, this may be the only year it deserves to be up there, so lets bask.

      Comment by Alice – December 15, 2011 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Some of last year’s winners (Jim Parsons, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Toni Collete, Michael C. Hall) are missing this year… Not surprised on the Glee people since the inconsistent writing did them, but WTF @ Jim Parsons not getting any love from the SAG or the Globes after winning the Emmy’s for 2 years running…So happy for Zooey D. though…she deserves the nomination…

    Comment by rantmuch – December 15, 2011 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really!? New Girl and Zooey Danschanel!? The most painfully comedy to watch out there!! Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons got snubbed big time!! Not a single nomination to the cast of Modern Family? Glee getting a nomination is awful too.. should have gave it to Happy Endings and The Big Bang Theory

    Comment by Aaron – December 15, 2011 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Johnny Galecki >>>> Jim Parsons
      His character has become a self parody.

      Comment by Mel – December 15, 2011 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I Love Johnny, I do believe though that Jim should have been nominated as well.

        Comment by Sasha – December 15, 2011 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also 2 people on MF got nominations- Eric Stonestreet & Sofia Vergara.

      Comment by Mel – December 15, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know, posted that when the nomination wasn’t announced yet, and i forgotten how weird Golden Globe is of putting all tv supporting actors and actresses in two category..

        Comment by Aaron – December 15, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you completely. Happy Endings and Big Bang > New Girl and Glee.

      Comment by DL – December 15, 2011 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree 100%.

      Comment by Niko – December 15, 2011 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you!! I was starting to think I was living in the Twilight Zone, hearing all these raves about New Girl. Not only is it painfully annoying, generic *and* predictable, I also can’t stand a single character. I tried to watch, to see what all the fuss is about, but it was like torture. Well, I did like Damon Wayans Jr. but then he (wisely) left. I’ve lost respect for this award show. Among countless others, the Big Bang Theory, Community and Modern Family snubs are just mind boggling.

      Comment by cat – January 10, 2012 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Naya. Rivera.

    Comment by Nicole – December 15, 2011 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is behind a lot of other people on Glee who deserve award nominations who haven’t gotten them.

      Comment by Amy – December 15, 2011 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Best answer that could have been possibly given.

        Comment by Andrew – December 15, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, she’s very good, but she has her weak moments as well. Great start for a promising and beautiful actress, but I don’t think she necessarily should be awarded as one of the very best.

        Comment by ewing – December 15, 2011 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know, I have absolutely no idea why Glee was nominated again but I can’t disagree with you on this one. She’s really been amazing this season.

      Comment by cat – January 10, 2012 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First Southland, now Mad Men gets scrubbed out. Wonderful, these award nominations get better and better *rolls eyes*

    Comment by Kes – December 15, 2011 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • MAD MEN didn’t air any new episodes in the calendar year 2011.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 15, 2011 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My mistake, sorry.

        Alright then, I’m still mad for Southland, LOL

        Comment by Kes – December 15, 2011 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Homeland Should Win everything but Best actor… no one has a snowballs chance in hell beating cranston… Grammar may be the only one who comes close

    Comment by Blah! – December 15, 2011 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!!! To everything you say

      Comment by Marsha – December 15, 2011 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family got three nominations, read before you comment.

    Comment by Jo – December 15, 2011 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I forgotten Golden Globe weird category of putting all the supporting actors and actresses in 1 single category when i posted the comment as the nomination wasn’t announced then

      Comment by Aaron – December 15, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Super pissed that Jim Parsons isn’t there BUT HELL YES for Johnny Galecki.
    I really love him, that being said I dont think he’ll win, Alec Baldwin might take it. Bleck.

    BUT YAY for Johnny.

    Another thing while I love New Girl, it over BBT is pure BS!

    Comment by Sasha – December 15, 2011 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed! let’s pass the globe around the TBBT cast! Simon Helberg for next year!!! He’s frakkin’ hilarious!
      I also enjoy the New Girl, but was shocked when I saw they got 2 noms. Eh?! >_>

      Comment by jess – December 15, 2011 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know!!

        I love Simon! And Kunal and Kaley!

        Seriously when are they gonna get a little bit of love.

        Comment by Sasha – December 15, 2011 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And this is because I was thinking the SAG nominations weren’t good…
    Johnny Galecki was nominated, but Jim Parsons wasn’t? What’s wrong with the world?

    Comment by Lary – December 15, 2011 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been following New Girl (which does not necessarily mean I’m a fan of course), and while I believe it had its “moments”, it is completely disappointing to see it nominated while Happy Endings is off the list. HE has stellar writing – very witty with all the pop cult references, and it doesn’t take a genius to notice that New Girl has some problem with its storyline’s continuity. And please, I love Zooey Deschanel no matter how many people think she’s overrated, but there is no way she’s more of an effective comedian than Eliza Coupe (Jane) and Casey Wilson (Penny). I won’t bother with Community and Parks and Rec anymore. We all know how awesome they are, and we all know how big of a shame it is that the Globes have been snubbing them since time immemorial. But hey, at least they got Homeland plus its compelling leads right. In your face, SAG!

    Comment by Mico – December 15, 2011 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know whats happening to this world when Glee and New Girl get nominated over Community, Parks and Rec and Happy Endings. You’re right. I shouldn’t bother with Community and Parks and Rec anymore. We know they’re too awesome to be nominated.

      Comment by Amy – December 15, 2011 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree with you! New Girl is funny enough, but Happy Endings is consistently hilarious, often funnier than the Modern Family episode that preceded it. At least it’s up in the ratings this season and a shoe-in for renewal. Let’s hope the Emmys with expanded Supporting categories are more kind. I would love to see Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Pally, Eliza Coupe, and Casey Wilson all get noms.

      Comment by DL – December 15, 2011 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Happy Endings has some of the best cast chemistry on tv that I have witnessed in a long, long time. Writing is stellar. Comedic timing is genius. Such an underrated show. I tried watching the New Girl and it lost me after 2 episodes.

      Comment by Alex – December 15, 2011 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to laugh at people who sincerely thought Darren Criss would even be nominated for GG, let alone any ACTING awards. The real tragedy here is that Jane, Lea and Chris were not nominated. How bad does your show fall out of grace with voters that the reigning winners in the supportive categories can’t even get a nom the proceeding year. I do believe Lea Michele will win an award one day, just when she is on a better project that won’t give her the garbage she has been working with for 2 seasons now.

    Comment by Common sense – December 15, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • But you think Chris Colfer, Darren Chris, and Lea Michelle are funny?

    Comment by Brent – December 15, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of the 10 nominees for Best Actor or Actress in a Drama, exactly one came from a Big 4 broadcast network series. AMC has more nominations in those categories than ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox combined.

    Comment by Rock Golf – December 15, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Learn to read and count:

      Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
      Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

      Comment by H8 Stupid Comments – December 15, 2011 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • your poor counting skills notwithstanding, cable TV has become far more superior than network tv. While there are some amazing actors on network drama shows (Julianna Margulies and Madeleine Stowe as nominated here, and many others: Hugh Laurie, John Noble, etc.), you can’t deny the deep talent pool that networks like HBO, Showtime, AMC has to choose from. Also, writing and production are generally as superb as the acting. Period.

      Comment by Jess – December 15, 2011 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *SIGH*
    No Community or Parks & Rec, am i crazy, because i swear these are exceptional comedies, they are HILARIOUS but why don’t the award ceremonies acknowledge them
    And i would prefer a glee actor be nominated, because the show is a pretty big erratic mess and does not induce any laughter, let alone a smirk

    Comment by Laura – December 15, 2011 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Johnny Galecki but how does he get the nomination over Jim Parsons…..and I had no idea Matt LeBlanc was even back on TV!…I do not understand the people who pick the nominations

    Comment by Jenn – December 15, 2011 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope *Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey* wins and *Downton Abby*wins as Best Drama Miniseries.

    Comment by Tiva4Life – December 15, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee, New Girl and Episode…really? Where are the good comedies? Parks, 30 Rock, Community…?

    Comment by Julia – December 15, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am so disappointed I swear. Although I kinda knew they’d be snubbed (again) but there was still a little hope

      Comment by Maggie – December 15, 2011 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sad because of no love for Sons of Anarchy or Justified.

    Comment by Megan – December 15, 2011 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The lack of Justified is a sad, sad thing. I was expecting a nom for Margo Martindale at least.

      Comment by B – December 15, 2011 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Justified is the best crime drama on TV right now. unlike most crime procedural on broadcast it goes for complex and character development.

        Comment by George – December 15, 2011 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats to Madeleine Stowe, Revenge should have be nom. for best drama series.

    Comment by fernando – December 15, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So glad Madeleine Stowe got recognized. She’s pure genius in what is shaping up to be the best new show of the season.

      Comment by ChrisGa – December 15, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A lot of people keep bringing up Happy Endings, I don’t get it. I tried to watch several episodes because everyone was raving about it, I just sat there waiting for it to become funny, too bad it never did.

    Comment by Susan – December 15, 2011 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Try some of Season 2. The first was a little uneven, but the second has been amazing, perhaps with the sole exception of the Megan Mullaly episode.

      Comment by DL – December 15, 2011 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yup! The first scene of Season 2 alone would crack you up! I still vividly remember it. Haha

        Comment by Mico – December 15, 2011 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of Thrones deserves MORE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Alia – December 15, 2011 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes. Too bad they don’t give out writing/directing awards for tv series. Shame…

      Comment by jess – December 15, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m okay with some of these nominations but many were snub, were Revnge in a drama series, wheres Gabriel Mann for Supporting Actor, where’s Emily Van der Camp for Actess, yes I love that Madeleine Stowe is honored and could win and I hope she do but Emily deserve to be on there as much or more then most of the actress on there.

    Dana Delany derserves to be on as Actess in a drama series, She is the shining star of Body Of Proof.

    I know many won’t agree with me but I think for the last time, The Desperate Housewives cast should be honored. At least Marcia Cross for Drama Actress, she does Drama best.

    Happy Endings should be nom. for comedy and take out the awful Glee.

    Where Rizzoli & Isles, Sasha Alexandra derserve, supporting actress.

    Comment by fernando – December 15, 2011 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree about Revenge. How can you nominate Madeleine Stowe and not Emily. They are the best when acting together and Emily is the lead actress in the show!
      Also agree re: Rizzoli & Isles, both ladies deserve a nomination.

      Comment by judy – December 15, 2011 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Much better nominees than SAG awards. Awards like these are stupid but I think Ricky Gervais is gonna kill it! That’s why I van’t wait to watch.

    Comment by noname – December 15, 2011 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so very glad ‘The Hour’ has been recognised. However, I do think Ben Whishaw is more deserving of a nomination than Dominic West. He’s the standout for me. I’m rooting for Romola Garai, I enjoyed Mildred Pierce but I feel as if Kate Winset may just win because she’s Kate Winslet. I’m very fond of her work but I think Romola is just as talented and deserving, and it’s about time she was awarded.

    Comment by Helena – December 15, 2011 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “…I enjoyed Mildred Pierce but I feel as if Kate Winset may just win because she’s Kate Winslet” — THIS. Someone noticed the elephant in the room finally! HAHA

      Comment by Mico – December 15, 2011 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone please explain to me WHY on earth Glee was nominated?!? I genuinely don’t understand. Someone please explain. Because with shows like Community and Parks & Rec snubbed for garbage like Glee.. it’s unbelievable. I don’t think New Girl should be nominated either. It has potential but it’s not there yet.
    And to those complaining about Glee actors not being nominated, that’s one of the few things they did right. Chris and Lea are both overrated.

    Comment by Melanie – December 15, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thats because we’re living in the darkest timeline.

      Comment by Amy – December 15, 2011 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parks and Recreation should of been nominated but Community. NO.

      Comment by Jake – December 15, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m happy Amy Poehler got a nom, but no love for Parks. Seriously?? Glee and New Girl?? Don’t get it.

    I’m happy Homeland got recognition, though. Hoping they win in all their categories. Sad to see no Breaking Bad nom and no nom for Aaron Paul.

    Comment by Jay – December 15, 2011 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It is hard to take these awards seriously when they overlooks Sons of Anarchy.

    Comment by Christine – December 15, 2011 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agreed. Or Community or Psych. When was the last time anybody laughed until they cried at Glee? Obviously those shows aren’t well connected enough.

    Comment by Musica1 – December 15, 2011 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is Justified?!?!?!

    Comment by RLN – December 15, 2011 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how few network television shows have a nom.

    Out of the Genre = 3/10 (none for Drama!)
    Out of the Acting = 9/30

    Hello?! There’s something wrong here.

    Comment by Eliz – December 15, 2011 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Network television has to appeal to the masses and has to be more careful not to offend whereas cable has more leeway, creative license. And actors can only perform as well as the material they are given.

      That, and the overabundance of crime procedurals and generic sitcoms makes it harder to stand out from the pack.

      That, and they apparently snub the few original shows on basic TV, maybe because the networks don’t like it when shows they are about to pull for low ratings get recognized because it makes them look worse when they pull them.

      Comment by Aly – December 15, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really don’t understand what is going on in the comedy category. Im a fan of glee but it’s not the same black comedy it used to be in season 1. I barely laugh when its on. It just seems like a shoe in because of how popular it is. I would have loved to see parks and Recreation or even community get SOME recognition for being amazing shows. Even though Amy Poehler did get the nom and that’s well deserved. Nick offerman for best (supporting) actor!

    Comment by Robin – December 15, 2011 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t understand why people don’t know that it’s the Comedy or Musical category. Glee doesn’t deserve a noim because it’s been bad lately not because it’s in the wrong category.

      Comment by Aly – December 15, 2011 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very dissapointed with some of the nominess. Why is Glee still there!?

    Really happy for Homeland and American Horror Story. 2 of the best shows this year!

    Comment by Mark – December 15, 2011 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally some love for Homeland, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. Glad to see Jessica Lange on this list too, AHS is terrific family drama that just happens to be a gruesome horror story. There is no better metaphor for dysfunctional family life than a good old fashioned monster movie.

    Comment by Plum – December 15, 2011 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe Breaking Bad wasn’t nominated for Best Drama and that Aaron Paul was left out of Supporting Actor. That’s just pure madness. I also find it particularly irritating that Parenthood is consistently snubbed by all awards programs. I am excited for Homeland though!

    Comment by LaurenMC – December 15, 2011 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disgraceful for Michael Pitt not to be nominated after his amazing work this season on Boardwalk Empire.

    Comment by kelly – December 15, 2011 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow an all cable short list best drama, puts the networks to shame

    Comment by Martina – December 15, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry but in what friggin universe does Madeline Stowe get nominated for 10 episodes of Revenge & Connie Britton once again gets overlooked for her final season of Friday Night Lights?

    The GG nominations look to me like they all but on a blindfold and threw darts at the names and whomever they hit got a nomination.

    This is jmo….

    Comment by Anne – December 15, 2011 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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