Golden Globe Nods: My Snappy Judgments
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association served up a nice helping of justice Thursday morning, honoring a number of kudos-deprived performers and shows with Golden Globe nominations. In fact, for the first time in recent memory, the Globes got way more right than it got wrong. That’s not to say this year’s list is perfect though. Because it’s not. (Someone please send the HFPA a copy of Vera Farmiga’s Bates Motel reel.) So, without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from GG Nods 2014.
I’m Super-Ecstatic About:
* Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany making the cut for best drama series actress after getting snubbed by Emmy and SAG.
* All the love for CBS’ red-hot The Good Wife, which scored nods for best drama, best actress (Julianna Margulies) and best supporting actor (Josh Charles).
* Parenthood‘s Monica Potter sneaking in for last season’s wrenching cancer storyline.
* Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s surprising and much-deserved best comedy nod.
* Parks and Recreation‘s better-late-than-never best comedy nomination.
* Nods for Showtime’s Masters of Sex and its leading man Michael Sheen.
* House of Cards‘ incredible Corey Stoll snagging a supporting actor mention.
* Nashville spitfire Hayden Panettiere landing in the supporting actress race again.
I’m Rolling My Eyes About:
* The Globes’ infuriating tradition of lumping every single genre in the supporting acting races. Enough. (Yes, I copied and pasted this directly from last year’s Snappy Js. And I will continue to do so until something changes.)
I’m Super-Pissed About:
* No love for The Walking Dead. Ditto The Mindy Project. And Southland. And Hannibal.
* The absence of The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in the drama actor and actress categories.
* The omission of (because it bears repeating) Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga.
* Masters of Sex‘s Lizzy Caplan getting the shaft. (Yes, I went there.)
* Sons of Anarchy‘s criminally underrated Maggie Siff getting the equivalent of a meat fork to the back of the head.
* Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn getting bupkis. Ditto Scandal‘s Bellamy Young.
* No love for The Big Bang Theory‘s peerless supporting cast.
* The disappearance of Globes darling Claire Danes, who didn’t deserve to be punished for Homeland‘s uneven season.
Okay, that’s my two cents’ worth. Now it’s your turn. Post your own snappy judgments below. And click here to view a list of all the major nominees.Follow @MichaelAusiello