Golden Globes 2007: TV Nominations
The 64th Annual Golden Globes nominations have been announced and here is the list of nominated series and actors in television categories. The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Monday, January 15.
ABC is leading the TV nominations with 11 nods, including previous Golden Globe winners "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives".
I am very happy to see both Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman in the Lead Actress/Comedy category as their performances on "Desperate Housewives" have proven time and time again they are both actresses of a truly exceptional caliber.
Although I do thoroughly enjoy the comics-inspired antics on NBC's genre drama "Heroes", I did raise an eyebrow over its inclusion in the Best Drama category over NBC's football drama "Friday Night Lights", a truly remarkable series with rarely seen warmth and depth on prime-time television.
TV Series, Drama
24, Big Love, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Lost
TV Series, Comedy
Desperate Housewives, Entourage, The Office, Ugly Betty, Weeds
Lead Actor, TV Drama
Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Hugh Laurie (House), Bill Paxton (Big Love), Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Lead Actress, TV Drama
Patricia Arquette (Medium), Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Ellen Pompeo (Grey's), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Lead Actor, TV Comedy/Musical (aka "Must-Nominate TV")
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Zach Braff (Scrubs), Steve Carell (The Office), Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Lead Actress, TV Comedy/Musical
Marcia Cross (Housewives), TV Guide cover girl America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Felicity Huffman (Housewives), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Mary-Louis Parker (Weeds)
Best Actor, Miniseries or TV-movie
Andre Braugher (Thief), Robert Duvall (Broken Trail), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell: American Terror), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Tsunami, the Aftermath), Ben Kingsley (Mrs. Harris), Bill Nighy (Gideon's Daughter), Matthew Perry (The Ron Clark Story)
Best Actress, Miniseries or TV-movie
Gillian Anderson (Bleak House), Annette Bening (Mrs. Harris), Helen Mirren (Elizabeth I), Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect: The Final Act), Sophie Okonedo (Tsunami)
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV-movie
Thomas Haden Church (Broken Trail), Jeremy Irons (Elizabeth I), Justin Kirk (Weeds), Masi Oka (Heroes), Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV-movie
Emily Blunt (Gideon's Daughter), Toni Collette (Tsunami), Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy), Sarah Paulson (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds)
Best Miniseries or TV-movie
Bleak House, Broken Trail, Elizabeth I, Mrs. Harris, Prime Suspect: The Final Act
The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 90 people who write about the film industry for overseas media.
Some critics question the validity of the Globes, saying the group has many part-time journalists and reporters who write for obscure outlets.
But the Globes have long stood as the second-biggest Hollywood honors after the Oscars.
Academy Awards contenders can solidify their prospects with a win at the Globes, which serve as solid forecasts for how the Oscars might play out.
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