2012 Golden Globe Nominations

16 Dec

So the Golden Globes were announced.  Here is the list:

American Horror Story (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Boss (Starz)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)

Comedy or musical
Enlightened (HBO)
Episodes (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)

Actor, drama series
Steve BuscemiBoardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kelsey Grammer, Boss (Starz)
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias (Showtime)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)

Actress, drama series
Claire DanesHomeland (Showtime)
Mireille Enos, The Killing (AMC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness (USA)

Actor, comedy or musical series
Alec Baldwin30 Rock (NBC)
David Duchovny, Californication (Showtime)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)

Actress, comedy or musical series
Laura DernEnlightened (HBO)
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Supporting actor
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verité (HBO)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)

Supporting actress
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX)
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Miniseries or TV movie
Cinema Verité (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
The Hour (BBC America)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Actor, miniseries or TV movie
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Bill Nighy, Page Eight (PBS)
Dominic West, The Hour (BBC America)

Actress, miniseries or TV movie
Romola Garai, The Hour (BBC America)
Diane Lane, Cinema Verité (HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult (ITV)
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Let’s talk about this list and I always like to start with the positives!  Four out of five Drama series make sense.   Those are fantastic shows!  The comedy category is harder for me to analyze.  I think Episodes and New Girl make sense.  I don’t watch Enlightened and I don’t watch Modern Family any more.  So I can’t speak to them.  As for most of the acting categories, I am pretty satisfied with the nominees…most especially happy for Madeline Stowe, Kelsey Grammar, Damien Lewis, Clarie Danes, Zooey Deschanel, and Peter Dinklage.

As for the “are you kidding me” portion…Glee and American Horror Story?  Really?  What is it about Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck that people keep nominating their poor work for awards?  I REALLY don’t get it.   Glee is an atrocious show at this point.  What started out as a smart, fun, different show, has turned into a poorly written, poorly directed, no character development abomination of a show.  How does that get nominated in the Comedy category?  Where’s Parks and Rec?   30 Rock?  Unbelievable.  And American Horror Story?  Not The Good Wife?  Parenthood.  It’s starting to get harder and harder to take these award shows seriously when shows like that get nominated.  But it is what it is.

What do you think?


Posted by on December 16, 2011 in General, Golden Globes


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3 responses to “2012 Golden Globe Nominations

  1. sportsattitudes

    December 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Whether it be film or TV, I tend to shy away from all the award nominations and shows. Same for sports, mind you! I’m an equal opportunity ignorer. It would be harsh to say they are completely without merit but clearly some folks get nominated because it seems to be “the hip thing to do.” Others because they have been troopers (i.e. passed over) over the years and “their time has now come.” The whole critic thing is so personal anyway. One’s idea of a good show can be another’s REAL “horror” show. And of course…there’s the part where I haven’t the time to see 9/10ths of what is out there…so who am I to be a critic? And that probably goes for most who vote on these things as well…going on reviews from others or what other people tell them rather than actually watching them.

    • fortheloveoftv

      December 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      You are so right. What is “good” tv to some people is “horrible” to others. So you are right, you have to take it with a grain of salt. I guess what blows me away is when so many people, universally, dislike a show (like Glee) and talk about how poor it is, that it FLOORS me when it gets a nomination when a show like Parks and Rec (which is universally praised) gets ignored. I guess I’ll never understand but to each his own!

  2. mclairjeune

    December 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I watched the entire season of American Horror Story and I can’t understand why it received a nomination. If they’re going to nominate a show on FX it should definitely be Sons of Anarchy which actually deserves it.
    I’m glad Enlightened is on the list. I really liked this first season. It’s a show not like anything else on tv. She’s really trying hard to be positive and get her life on track while it seems like everyone is against her. It is good to see Johnny Galecki get a nom when it seems like Jim Parsons gets all the nominations.
    I think everyone in the Actor, Drama category deserves it. However, I still feel like Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy should be on there as well.

    I feel like these award shows are biased. A lot of times I think the people in charge just go with whatever they like best. And they leave off shows with creators who they don’t get along with.


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