Here's your quick down and dirty list of the Golden Globe award TV nominees, and here's my quick downand-dirty analysis: Seems like a pretty good list.
Oh sure, there's always been the tendency of know-it-all TV scribes like myself to gnash our teeth and talk about the utter depravity of some voting body (usually the Emmys) for dropping off some much more deserving person or show ... but why bother?
This looks like a pretty good list to me. Sure, "Breaking Bad" should have scored a nomination for best drama; sure, so should "Treme." Blah blah.
Sure "Justifed" was ignored but "Glee" of all shows was not.
Sure "Louie" is nowhere to be seen. And "Enlightened" is. Sure, "Sons of Anarchy" -- one of the best shows, period, on TV is utterly, utterly ignored.
But I don't care. I'm not going to gripe. Those geniuses at Hollywood Foreign Press Association know what they're doing.
Anyway, most of this group looks OK. I'm a little suprised at "Glee" -- still largely bad -- and "American Horror Story," my No. 1 guilty pleasure. Madeleine Stowe? Didn't see that coming, but good for her. "Enlightened"? Don't love it at all, but it's an interesting show and certainly belongs here.
But Damian Lewis and Claire Danes? They totally belong here...
Drama: "American Horror Story;" "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland"
Comedy: "Enlightened,""Glee," "Modern Family," "New Girl," "Episodes"
Drama / actress: Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, Madeleine Stowe, Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness"), Mireille Enos
Drama / actor: Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Kelsey Grammer, Jeremy Irons, Damian Lewis
Comedy / actress: Laura Dern, Zooey Dechanel, Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Amy Poehler,
Comedy / actor: Alec Baldwin, David Duchovny, Johnnny Galecki, Thomas Jane, Matt LeBlanc