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

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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.

• DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Homeland
The Newsroom

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

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

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• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls
Modern Family
Smash

• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

• COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTRESS
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTRESS
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.



Comments (173)

  • Smash. hahahahahahahahahHahhahahahahahahaa

    Comment by Joe – December 13, 2012 05:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know right? But people loved the pilot so if that is what was the entry then it explains it. What was that 20 second guest spot that got nominated or was it at the Emmys?

      Comment by Jenn – December 13, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And none for Glee hahahahaha

      Comment by JC – December 13, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Since when is American Horror Story a tv-movie or a miniseries?

      Comment by Unlucky Devil – December 13, 2012 06:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • AHS is eligible for either Drama Series or Miniseries, always has been.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 13, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Since they reset the story every season, it’s an anthology series that can enter itself into the miniseries category because each season is a miniseries. Why do people get so worked up about that yet Luthor submitted itself for best miniseries two years in a row and no one said a peep.

        Comment by dude – December 13, 2012 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Same with Sherlock. Some people just like to complain.

          Comment by Rrrrrr – December 13, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why is The Walking Dead always over looked but remains the most watched cable show??????

      Comment by Kerry McGrath – December 13, 2012 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by mantua – December 13, 2012 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No parks and rec, what a sham, these award shows prove every year how utterly irrelevant they are.

    Comment by Aha – December 13, 2012 05:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really smash :/ worst tv show ever

    Comment by Chloe – December 13, 2012 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Kate – December 13, 2012 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee should have got it over smash

    Comment by Emma – December 13, 2012 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol ,Glee sucks as bad a smash

      Comment by Joe – December 13, 2012 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Spoken like someone who hasn’t been watching the past two years.

        Comment by dude – December 13, 2012 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I watched them graduate , couldn’t put my self through another year

          Comment by Jperugia315 – December 13, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • This.

            Comment by Zoe – December 13, 2012 09:42 AM PDT  
        • I watched glee for 3 years the last year was pretty painful

          Comment by Joe – December 13, 2012 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I hate Glee. But I hate Smash more.

          Comment by Leah – December 13, 2012 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see the Newsroom on the list… Smash… why???

    Comment by Kate – December 13, 2012 05:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by bamabunny – December 13, 2012 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How does “Mad Men” not get nominated? This past season was it’s best ever. unbelievable.

    Comment by Maryb – December 13, 2012 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well. what about sons of anarchy?

    Comment by Marti Pelczynska (@ladyxmacbeth) – December 13, 2012 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Snubbed again, What a freaking joke! Congrats to Breaking Bad but come on SOA should be up there too!

      Comment by Bel Williams (@belluvsmiami) – December 13, 2012 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Ren – December 13, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Kyle – December 13, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smash instead of Parks and Rec? Really?

    Comment by Gabrielle Gold (@gabrielle_gold) – December 13, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree! Totally unbelievable!!!

      Comment by sab17 – December 13, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed here as well. Also TBBT over Parks and Rec?

      Comment by megs – December 13, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.

      Comment by Lydia – December 13, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly.

      Comment by sara – December 13, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benedict cumberbatch got nominated.
    :) :) :)
    Hope he wins

    Comment by MM – December 13, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smash? This ranks with Pia Zadora winning a Glode years ago. And The Newsroom over Mad Men? No.

    Comment by Dr. Bombay – December 13, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. WHERE’S DEXTER??

    Comment by peter – December 13, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Monica. Freaking. Potter. Robbed.

    Comment by Amy – December 13, 2012 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This!!!

      Comment by Allie – December 13, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed!

      Comment by Laurie – December 13, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree! Parenthood gets no respect

      Comment by schu – December 13, 2012 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This!!!

      Comment by CJ – December 13, 2012 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously! I was going to say the same thing.

      Comment by Courtney – December 13, 2012 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • UUGGGG HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! She has been amazing! She deserves to win

      Comment by Cc – December 13, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Parks and Rec but smash is up there’re wow

    Comment by Jamie – December 13, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ju – December 13, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smash over Parks and Rec? UM NO.

    Comment by Lisa – December 13, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by RyanC – December 13, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parenthood! epic snub

    Comment by Lia – December 13, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Can’t believe Parenthood did not get nominated for anything!! Best underrated show on TV!

      Comment by Idolbeat – December 13, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Parenthood, Happy Endings and Parks and Rec are the the best most underrated shows. How is Smash there??

      Comment by SueS – December 13, 2012 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is brutal

    Comment by amandareynolds – December 13, 2012 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Same ol’ rot gut no one really watches. NCIS is never there!

    Comment by Chris Allen – December 13, 2012 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wonder why network channels even bother to host these award shows any more. Only the same cable shows with little viewers get nominated over and over. While the network shows with millions and millions of viewers get snubbed.

      Comment by KD – December 13, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Don’t be sad. You’ll always have the People’s Choice awards. Personally, I love my cable shows and am glad the HFPA went for (mostly) high quality dramas.

        Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 13, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree 100%!!!

        Comment by sandy holl – December 14, 2012 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Incredibly happy about Benedict Cumberbatch’s nomination. Hope he wins

    Comment by MM – December 13, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen! Sherlock is absolutely fantastic but never gets the recognition it deserves.

      Comment by Sadie – December 13, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Michele – December 13, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 :)

    Comment by emma (@emmerrrrrrr) – December 13, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hail, Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock.

    Comment by Wolverine – December 13, 2012 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can glee not be nominated for anything it is tragic.

    Comment by helena – December 13, 2012 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because glee sucks

      Comment by Joe – December 13, 2012 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Every single show nominated in that category sucks.

        Comment by J – December 13, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by CAM – December 13, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Monica Potter should win, let alone be nominated. A total disgrace!!

      Comment by SueS – December 13, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I actually don’t understand how Peter Krause and Monica Potter aren’t on this list. Makes absolutely no sense.

      Comment by Alex – December 13, 2012 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smash over Glee??? WTF?!?!?

    Comment by Javiera Herrera (@Javi4Real) – December 13, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Shuayb. – December 13, 2012 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And once again no love for Community

    Comment by airhead – December 13, 2012 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does Kerry Washington keep getting subbed? And lol @ The Newsroom getting nominated over Mad Men.

    Comment by anna – December 13, 2012 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No nominations for Liz and Dick – Shocker

    Comment by Charlotte – December 13, 2012 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Eric – December 13, 2012 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Games of Thrones??!! All the cast is amazing!
    What about Denis O’ Hare??
    Ellen Pompeo?
    True Blood?
    Once Upon a Time?

    Comment by Liz – December 13, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As long as Jennifer Morrison is Once’s lead they won’t get any nomination. It would be a painful joke

      Comment by Lolpen – December 13, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by majigail – December 13, 2012 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That show really is highly overlooked. Can’t say I never miss an episode of it exactly, but I’ve really liked everything I’ve seen of it.

      Comment by Mitholas – December 13, 2012 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Realistic doesn’t always indicate quality

      Comment by Anna – December 13, 2012 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe can never get any love, incredible season to finish the series.

    Comment by Breck – December 13, 2012 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Lisa – December 13, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If this is for last season then how is Nashville on the list? Just curious.

        Comment by wrstlgirl – December 13, 2012 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Incorrect; as stated in my intro, the eligibility period is the 2012 calendar year.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 13, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • How does that work? Some shows have barely wrapped their run, and some aren’t even finished. The year’s not over yet.

          Comment by Leah – December 13, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Apologies, I was misinformed. I suppose this would cover part of last season and part of this season, then. In any event, Fringe was still snubbed.

          Comment by Lisa – December 13, 2012 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hayden is a supporting actress ? Doesn’t she have more screen time than Connie and I thought they were both leads.

    Comment by Mick – December 13, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, Aaron Paul not nominated for supporting actor.. Shocking

    Comment by Jake – December 13, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by LilAngel – December 13, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • .. hollah.

    Comment by stevie – December 13, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oooh, you ninja’d me. That was going to be my comment.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 13, 2012 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer should have been nominated!

    Comment by Allison – December 13, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel bad for the Glee cast. Their show is so horrible, but a few of them are so good.

      Comment by Mark – December 13, 2012 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Newsroom over Mad Men and Game of Thrones? Seriously? Nothing for Parks & Rec, but Smash and Episodes get nods?! I can’t even…

    Comment by Ashley – December 13, 2012 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.”

    Comment by mm – December 13, 2012 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by ge – December 13, 2012 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • sarah’s nom is for game change though!
      it it was for ahs, i would agree with you that lily is more deserving

      Comment by kim – December 13, 2012 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones? Supernatural? Hello!?!

    Comment by riviera41797 – December 13, 2012 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by soundscene – December 13, 2012 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What was the last CW show to win a Golden Globe?

        Comment by Lydia – December 13, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 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).

          Comment by soundscene – December 13, 2012 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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!!!

        Comment by sandy holl – December 14, 2012 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Anna – December 13, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No MCH ? No Jennifer Carpenter ? No Aaron Paul ? No Parks and Rec ? No Nick Offerman ? No Good Wife ? No Zachary Quinto ? WTF ??

    Comment by qeee – December 13, 2012 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forgot, No Kerry Washington ?

      Comment by qeee – December 13, 2012 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How in the heck is The Walking Dead not nominated????? Its AMC’s best show now. Their cast is phenomonal.

    Comment by robsaysreally – December 13, 2012 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 13, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by tatjash – December 13, 2012 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Alan – December 13, 2012 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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