Golden Globes: Homeland, Game Change Lead Nominations; Nods for New Girl, Nashville, Smash

Golden Globe NominationsNominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, and HBO’s Game Change telepic led the pack with five total nominations, while Showtime’s Homeland followed with four.

ABC’s Modern Family was the best-represented comedy, with three nominations, and this year’s new blood includes New Girl‘s Max Greenfield, NBC’s Smash, HBO’s Veep and Nashville‘s front-and-center females.

The Globes will be held Jan. 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, broadcast on NBC and hosted by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation). As with this week’s Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, the eligibility period was the 2012 calendar year.

Review the list of TV nominees, then share your raves and rants in the Comments. Also, be sure to check out Michael Ausiello’s “Snappy Judgements” on who was snubbed and such.

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

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The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

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Visit our sister site Movieline for a complete list of motion-picture nominations.

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  1. Joe says:

    Smash. hahahahahahahahahHahhahahahahahahaa

  2. mantua says:

    WOW, Smash, Britton, Panettiere ! Very happy for Glenn Close, as much as I love Danes, I think Close deserves to win for her magnetic work in the final season of Damages. Also very nice to see Michelle Dockery now having the Emmy/SAG/Golden Globe trio, this kind of prestigious TV background could help her a lot when her feature career finally starts.

  3. Aha says:

    No parks and rec, what a sham, these award shows prove every year how utterly irrelevant they are.

  4. Chloe says:

    Really smash :/ worst tv show ever

  5. Kate says:

    Can’t believe they put The Big Bang Theory and Episodes, not great seasons for both of them. Congrats to Max Greenfield, even though I think Jake Johnson deserved it more.

  6. Emma says:

    Glee should have got it over smash

  7. Kate says:

    Glad to see the Newsroom on the list… Smash… why???

    • bamabunny says:

      Because the Golden Globes likes shiny new things. They’ll be one-and-done just like Glee. Watch Hayden Pantierre* win in her category (see: Keri Russell, Jennifer Garner, Chris Colfer, and other shiny new things).

      *And I know she’s not “new” (Heroes) but it’s her first nomination.

  8. Maryb says:

    How does “Mad Men” not get nominated? This past season was it’s best ever. unbelievable.

    • Snubbed again, What a freaking joke! Congrats to Breaking Bad but come on SOA should be up there too!

      • Ren says:

        it’s kurt sutter’s rants about the people who nominate shows. he always bashes them so they hate him. unfortunately, it will never get nominated. charlie, maggie, ron and kim all deserve nominations as well as the writing team and the show as a whole. what a shame.

  9. Kyle says:

    It shouldn’t be “Comedy or Musical”. They should put the musical into whatever genre it fits. Smash is clearly a musical drama. It belongs in the drama category. So frustrating.

  10. Smash instead of Parks and Rec? Really?

  11. MM says:

    Benedict cumberbatch got nominated.
    :) :) :)
    Hope he wins

  12. Dr. Bombay says:

    Smash? This ranks with Pia Zadora winning a Glode years ago. And The Newsroom over Mad Men? No.

  13. peter says:


  14. Amy says:

    Monica. Freaking. Potter. Robbed.

  15. Jamie says:

    No Parks and Rec but smash is up there’re wow

  16. Ju says:

    Parks and Rec has been snobbed for years now. Big Bang is the same every episode. I still like Modern Family, but it isn’t been good as the first two seasons. Parks and Rec deserves to win something, the last episode was funnier than all the episodes from Big Bang combined.

  17. Lisa says:

    Smash over Parks and Rec? UM NO.

  18. RyanC says:

    Wow. I’m surprised at how out of touch this nominations are, even for the golden globes! Smash was entertaining, but dear god it was awful!

  19. Lia says:

    Parenthood! epic snub

  20. Chris Allen says:

    Same ol’ rot gut no one really watches. NCIS is never there!

  21. MM says:

    Incredibly happy about Benedict Cumberbatch’s nomination. Hope he wins

  22. Michele says:

    No ‘Louie’ for best comedy? No American Horror Story?? Glad Jessica Lange got nominated but I would’ve liked to see Zachary Quinto get nominated, and the show itself. None of the modern family actors?

  23. So disappointed that there’s no recognition at all for Parenthood. This season has been so good.
    But I do love that Moonrise Kingdom got a nomination :)

  24. Wolverine says:

    Hail, Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock.

  25. helena says:

    How can glee not be nominated for anything it is tragic.

  26. CAM says:

    Seriously can’t believe there are no nominations for Parenthood. Peter Krause and Monica Parker have been especially amazing and much of the rest of the cast (Craig T Nelson, Bonnie Bedilia, Max Burkholder, Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman) are incredible week after week.

  27. Shuayb. says:

    Monica Potter and the entire cast (save april, and jackson) of Grey’s anatomy was not nominated? Seriously. These HFPA people are such snobs. Connie Briton’s Rayna is seriously nothing compared to Monica’s performance this year!

  28. airhead says:

    And once again no love for Community

  29. anna says:

    Why does Kerry Washington keep getting subbed? And lol @ The Newsroom getting nominated over Mad Men.

  30. Charlotte says:

    No nominations for Liz and Dick – Shocker

  31. Eric says:

    Parks & Rec, Louie and Community all get Best Comedy Series snubs. And yet… Smash.
    Also, I like Big Bang Theory, but one of the best comedies out there? I hardly think so.

  32. Liz says:

    Games of Thrones??!! All the cast is amazing!
    What about Denis O’ Hare??
    Ellen Pompeo?
    True Blood?
    Once Upon a Time?

  33. majigail says:

    The Middle- TV’s only show about actual real life- robbed again. And again. And again. I love Modern Family, but seriously Frankie and Co’s life is a lot closer to what mine looks like.

  34. Breck says:

    Fringe can never get any love, incredible season to finish the series.

    • Lisa says:

      These nominations would cover last season, not this season. Last season was a tad uneven, but still better than 90% of the nominees. Sci fi rarely gets love at awards season, so it’s nothing new.

  35. Mick says:

    Hayden is a supporting actress ? Doesn’t she have more screen time than Connie and I thought they were both leads.

  36. Jake says:

    Wow, Aaron Paul not nominated for supporting actor.. Shocking

  37. LilAngel says:

    out of all this I only watch The good wife, Homeland, Girls and Political Animal. I tried to watch Smash but it was awfully painful actually

  38. stevie says:

    .. hollah.

  39. Allison says:

    Chris Colfer should have been nominated!

  40. Ashley says:

    Newsroom over Mad Men and Game of Thrones? Seriously? Nothing for Parks & Rec, but Smash and Episodes get nods?! I can’t even…

  41. mm says:

    The love for Eric Stonestreet over Jesse Tyler Ferguson is just baffling. JTF is funnier!!!
    Also, I wish there was a bit more awards show appreciation for Damon Wayans Jr. and the brilliance that is “Happy Endings.”

  42. ge says:

    Nashville, Newsroom and Damages are nominated for Drama series categories, but Game of Thrones don’t? WTF?

    Big Bang Theory, Smash, Episodes and Girls for Comedy series, but Community and Parks don’t. Sorry, but it doesnt make sense for me either.

    Sarah Paulson are a truly good actress, but i think Lily Rabe is the one who deserves that nomination.

  43. riviera41797 says:

    Bones? Supernatural? Hello!?!

    • soundscene says:

      Procedurals (like Bones) are snubbed almost as much as Sci Fi (the notable exception was Law & Order:SVU in acting categories). Supernatural has several strikes against it: (1) it’s “Fantasy/Horror,” which unless you’re on a premiere basic cable network or your name is Jessica Lange, you better shove those Globe hopes down the toilet; (2) it’s been on TV for a long time and the Hollywood Foreign Press isn’t going to suddenly pay attention to it unless it got major, major buzz last season in the mainstream, non TV-show-centered media; and (3) it’s on The CW, which has a slightly easier time at the Globes than the Emmys, but that’s like saying a 10-year-old would have a slightly easier time at Advanced Calculus I than Advanced Calculus II.

      • Lydia says:

        What was the last CW show to win a Golden Globe?

        • soundscene says:

          Show? None that I can recall. But Keri Russell won for Felicity from The WB, one of The CW’s previous incarnations. That’s the only reason I said “slightly” easier, in that, at least in the past, Golden Globes has given out a few nods to the reigning smallest national broadcast network. (Note: I still consider past shows from The WB to be from the same line of programming as those currently on The CW).

      • sandy holl says:

        I am so upset! Emily Deschanel is a fantastic actress, even better than her sister, Zooey! I can’t believe who they chose for drama..actress! Who chooses these people? Shouldn’t the public who actually watch the shows have a say! I am furious ! Maybe they need to include a actress crime drama catagory like people’s choice awards does!!!

    • Anna says:

      Jensen Ackles is incredible on Supernatural, but these big award groups are too snobby to include a CW show. If the show were on another network, Ackles would probably have a nomination or two by now.

  44. qeee says:

    No MCH ? No Jennifer Carpenter ? No Aaron Paul ? No Parks and Rec ? No Nick Offerman ? No Good Wife ? No Zachary Quinto ? WTF ??

  45. How in the heck is The Walking Dead not nominated????? Its AMC’s best show now. Their cast is phenomonal.

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      Walking Dead is better than Breaking Bad? I love Walking Dead, but that is just blasphemy. Breaking Bad could not be a more perfect show.

  46. tatjash says:

    I don’t like some much Max Greenfield nomination. I prefer Jake Johnson or Lamorne Morris, They’re more funny for me. And I would like other nominations but I think that it’s imposible that they nominate all people like us. hahahaha!! Good luck for all.

  47. Alan says:

    hey look another award ceremony going with the safe choices. still no community, no awards will have integrity until the best stuff gets nominated.
    at least cumberbatch got nominated for sherlock, better than nothing i suppose