No "Men of a Certain Age?" !
Well, OK! It must be Golden Globes time, and so it is. Announcements out a short while ago, and yes, Ms. Perabo scored a nom for "Covert Affairs." Good for her, but...umm...
I'm sorry, but I can't look at these lists - Golden Globe ones - without wondering which studio flack took which pliant member of the Foriegn Press Association to which expensive watering hole where said member got riotously, uproariously sloshed.
So be it.
The list with my quick snotty comments - and the ceremony is Jan. 16 (NBC) from the Beverly Hilton...
Best Television Series - Drama
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Productions, HBO Entertainment
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips
The Good Wife (CBS)
CBS Television Studios
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Snotty comment: Oh jeez. Zombies?! Sure, love the show. But where's "Breaking Bad?" Knuckleheads. And no "Lost." That's just criminal. I'm sorry - but I'm calling the police.No "Lost??!!" And in case you're wondering - yes, it was eligible. Six episodes in the calender year.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)
SC: Glenn Close is of course missing here. I guess she couldn't afford the wateringhole tab.
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)
SC: I guess they got this one mostly right, but I am growing weary of MC Hall - nothing wrong with him, but it's as if the members punch his ballot because that's what they think they're supposed to do.
Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Warner Bros. Television
The Big C (Showtime)
Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film
Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television
Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Showtime, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator,
Inc. & Delong Lumber, Caryn Mandabach Productions
SC: No "Curb Your Enthusiasm," no "The Office," no "Entourage" and "The Big C" doesn't really belong. Otherwise. obvious and safe. I actually think "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has as much a right to belong here as any of these, maybe more so.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)
SC: Sure, fine. Blah blah blah.
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
SC: Thomas Jane? No comment. I actually think Ray Romano or Andre Braugher - both - belong on this list.
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Carlos (Sundance C)
The Pacific (HBO)
Playtone and DreamWorks in association with HBO Films
Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Starz, Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment Scott Free Films
Temple Grandin (HBO)
A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production, HBO Films
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana Productions, HBO Films
SC: "Carlos?" Shouldn't that really be a best foriegn film nom? Why here? Probably cuz they wanted to squeeze it in.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayley Atwell – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)
Judi Dench – Return To Cranford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List
SC: I haven't seen "The Client List." Was it any good?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba – Luther
Ian McShane – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Al Pacino – You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos (Sundance C)
SC: "The Special Relationship" was the most overrated film of the year.
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Julia Stiles – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)
SC: This is actually the best of nomination list of all - even Davis belongs.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion
Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O
Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX)
Chris Noth – The Good Wife (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin (HBO)
SC: Not bad here either, and nice to see Caan get a nod.