Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Golden Globe Nominations are Out!

Nominations for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards are out, and there are few surprises. Many of the Flaming Nose favorites are there (John Adams, Dexter, 30 Rock, Mad Men) and we will have a chance to cheer for them this year, as the good old Globes will be telecast in all their glory on NBC at 8pm, January 11th, 2009. Recall that last year the Writer's Strike virtually eliminated the traditional, champagne soaked ceremony.

After the debacle of this year's Emmy Awards which featured, appallingly, the multi-headed reality host gimmick, we are really looking forward to a nice, normal, glitzy award show. Following are the nominees, and may the best program/actor/actress win!

Best Television Series, Drama"Dexter" (Showtime)"House" (Fox)"In Treatment" (HBO)"Mad Men" (AMC)"True Blood" (HBO)

Actor, TV DramaGabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"Hugh Laurie, "House"Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors"

Actress, TV DramaSally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"January Jones, "Mad Men"Anna Paquin, "True Blood"Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Best Television Series, Comedy"30 Rock" (NBC)"Californication" (Showtime)"Entourage" (HBO)"The Office" (NBC)"Weeds" (Showtime)

Actor, TV Musical Or ComedyAlec Baldwin, "30 Rock"Steve Carell, "The Office"Kevin Connolly, "Entourage"David Duchovny, "Californication"Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

Actress, TV Musical Or ComedyChristina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"Tina Fey, "30 Rock"Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife"Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television"Cranford" "Bernard & Doris" "John Adams" "A Raisin In The Sun" "Recount"

Actress, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For TelevisionJudi Dench, "Cranford" Catherine Keener, "An American Crime" Laura Linney, "John Adams" Shirley Maclaine, "Coco Chanel"Susan Sarandon, "Bernard And Doris"

Actor, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For TelevisionRalph Fiennes, "Bernard And Doris" Paul Giamatti, "John Adams" Kevin Spacey, "Recount" Kiefer Sutherland, "24: Redemption" Tom Wilkinson, "Recount"

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television Eileen Atkins, "Cranford"Laura Dern, "Recount"Melissa George, "In Treatment"Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & Sisters"Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment."

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother" Denis Leary, "Recount" Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" Blair Underwood, "In Treatment" Tom Wilkinson, "John Adams"


Lisa said...

So many of these were up at the Emmy Awards that it feels like old news, but there are a few new choices. Not so for the movies, of course! It's good to see so many of our favorites in there, particularly Anna Paquin in the TV actress category for "TrueBlood". These days, quality television also means entertaining TV that's immensely watchable -- no medicinal viewing necessary to see the best of television! Thanks for bringing us these noms so quickly!!

Jane said...

I was just so disappointed with this past year's Emmy and Academy award shows. They fell far short of past ceremonies, and just didn't work on any level. I hope the Golden Globes will rise to the occasion and balance the right levels of humor and homage. Barring that, I hope a big celebrity gets drunk and says something ridiculous or terribly funny. I love TV moments like that. It was bizarre, but who could ever forget Sally Fields jabbering on and on about how "You really, really like me". And not to be mean at all, but I hope it's all about show biz and not Obama, because he's going to have the whole Inauguration ceremony for a showcase. And most likely he'll get higher caliber stars than the Golden Globes too! :)

Lisa said...

Yes, let's leave politics to politics, and get back to drunken starlets! :-)

I'll definitely be watching!!