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Golden Globes a better barometer for Emmy than Oscar

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December

Baldwinglobes The media world rarely pays attention, but The Golden Globes nominations often serve as a better predictor of Emmy success than Oscar -- recognizing new programs and performers with a speed that usually eludes the Emmy academy.

In years past, that meant actors such as 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin and Mad Men's Jon Hamm got a Globe nod before Emmy learned their name. When nominations were revealed this morning, struggling dramas such as HBO's in Treatment and True Blood nabbed major acting nods, despite sometimes inconsistent ratings and mixed critical reaction (this critic, for example, disliked both shows' pilot episodes).

Indeed, the strength of In Treatment's supporting cast led to the most major nominations of any series, with five, including nods for star Gabriel Byrne and supporting players Blair Underwood and Dianne Wiest. Mad Men, 30 Rock and Entourage placed second, with three major Trueblood nominations each.

As usual, TV's most popular shows are nowhere to be found on this list, which snubs CSI, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, to name a few. And even some critical faves are left out, from ABC's beautifully absurdist Pushing Daisies to Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica and AMC's Breaking Bad. But some folks who got unfairly snubbed by Emmy this year got noticed here, including Mad Men's January Jones (strangely, I'm not so bothered by the lack of reality TV categories).

I would have dropped Byrne for Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston or The Shield's Michael Chiklis, for instance. Chiklis in particular gave an amazing performance in that show's final season this fall, in a note-perfect portrayal which seems a shoo-in for all kinds of kudos. And because some really great performances are only just now unfolding, FX's Sons of Anarchy cast and the supporting players on Dexter -- especially Jimmy Smits as a murderous prosecutor -- likely missed out.

Still, the Globes always manage a much more interesting, innovative list of TV nominees -- even if the winners are sometimes distorted by the fact that it is the Hollywood FOREIGN Press Association handing out the status (sorry, Ricky Gervais' Extras and the BBC/HBO film Longford were not the best comedy and made-for-TV movie of 2007 in America).

Click below to check out all the nominees.      

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15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMAMadmenlogo_2

1. DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/John Goldwyn Productions/The Colleton Company/Clyde Phillips Productions
2. HOUSE (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
3. IN TREATMENT (HBO)
Sheleg, Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
4. MAD MEN (AMC)
Lionsgate Television
5. TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

1. SALLY FIELD – BROTHERS AND SISTERS
2. MARISKA HARGITAY –LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
3. JANUARY JONES – MAD MEN
4. ANNA PAQUIN – TRUE BLOOD
5. KYRA SEDGWICK – THE CLOSER

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

1. GABRIEL BYRNE – IN TREATMENT
2. MICHAEL C. HALL – DEXTER
3. JON HAMM – MAD MEN
4. HUGH LAURIE – HOUSE
5. JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS – THE TUDORS

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

1. 30 ROCK (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
2. CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents in association with Aggressive Mediocrity, And Then...
3. ENTOURAGE (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
4. THE OFFICE (NBC)
Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios
5. WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
Lionsgate Television

19.BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL

1. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE – SAMANTHA WHO?
2. AMERICA FERRERA – UGLY BETTY
3. TINA FEY – 30 ROCK
4. DEBRA MESSING – THE STARTER WIFE
5. MARY-LOUISE PARKER – WEEDS

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

1. ALEC BALDWIN – 30 ROCK
2. STEVE CARELL – THE OFFICE
3. KEVIN CONNOLLY – ENTOURAGE
4. DAVID DUCHOVNY – CALIFORNICATION
5. TONY SHALHOUB – MONK

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

1. A RAISIN IN THE SUN (ABC)
Sony Pictures Television
2. BERNARD AND DORIS (HBO)
Trigger Street Independent Productions in association with Little Bird and Chicago Films and HBO Films
3. CRANFORD (PBS)
A Co-Production of BBC and WGBH Boston.
4. JOHN ADAMS (HBO)
Playtone in association with HBO Films
5. RECOUNT (HBO)
Spring Creek/Mirage Productions in association with Trigger Street Productions, Everyman Pictures and HBO Films

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

1. JUDI DENCH – CRANFORD
2. CATHERINE KEENER – AN AMERICAN CRIME
3. LAURA LINNEY – JOHN ADAMS
4. SHIRLEY MACLAINE – COCO CHANEL
5. SUSAN SARANDON – BERNARD AND DORIS

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

1. RALPH FIENNES – BERNARD AND DORIS
2. PAUL GIAMATTI – JOHN ADAMS
3. KEVIN SPACEY – RECOUNT
4. KIEFER SUTHERLAND – 24: REDEMPTION
5. TOM WILKINSON – RECOUNT

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

1. EILEEN ATKINS – CRANFORD
2. LAURA DERN – RECOUNT
3. MELISSA GEORGE – IN TREATMENT
4. RACHEL GRIFFITHS – BROTHERS AND SISTERS
5. DIANNE WIEST – IN TREATMENT

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

1. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
2. DENIS LEARY – RECOUNT
3. JEREMY PIVEN – ENTOURAGE
4. BLAIR UNDERWOOD – IN TREATMENT
5. TOM WILKINSON – JOHN ADAMS

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:53pm]

    

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