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Golden Globes TV Nominees: Flawed, But Still Cooler Than Emmy

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Damages_main It took FX forever and a day to pick up the show for the next season, and viewers didn't really take to it, either. But bravura performances by Ted Danson and Glenn Close helped make FX's Damages the most-nominated TV show in the 2008 Golden Globes contest, tied with HBO's film about a British Lord who shocks the nation by befriending a killer, Longford.

Not exactly the choices I would have made, but nobody expects the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to know American TV very well. Indeed, the perennial surprise about the Globes' TV component is how well they smoke out some early success worth noting.Biglovelogo

This year, that distinction goes to HBO's Big Love, which resurrected itself creatively big time this year, largely without popular notice (This year, the Globes singled out the show and star Bill Paxton). Critically acclaimed freshman series Pushing Daisies (ABC), Californication (Showtime)and Mad Men (AMC) also did well, scoring nominations for both stars and the show.

Sopranos1dvdcover But the list of snubs is significant, starting with HBO's The Sopranos. Despite shuttering the series with a provocative finale, the Globes bestowed just one nomination -- for female lead Edie Falco. That's the same number of nominations as Medium and Samantha Who?

Also off the list -- perennially -- is Battlestar Galactica, HBO's The Wire, FX's The Shield and Rescue Me and Dexter -- which should have gotten a best drama nomination to go with star Michael C. Hall's best actor nod (Grey's Anatomy could easily take a break)   

See what you think -- here's the rest of this year's TV nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BIG LOVE (HBO)
Anima Sola and Playtone Productions in association with HBO Entertainment Hughlaurie3
DAMAGES (FX NETWORKS)
FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
ABC Studios
HOUSE (FOX)
Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios
MAD MEN (AMC)
Lionsgate Television
THE TUDORS (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/Peace Arch Entertainment/Working Title/Reveille Productions Limited/An Ireland-Canada Co-Production

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

PATRICIA ARQUETTE – MEDIUM

GLENN CLOSE – DAMAGESDamages_2

MINNIE DRIVER – THE RICHES

EDIE FALCO – THE SOPRANOS

SALLY FIELD – BROTHERS & SISTERS

HOLLY HUNTER – SAVING GRACE

KYRA SEDGWICK – THE CLOSER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

MICHAEL C. HALL – DEXTERDexter1a

JON HAMM – MAD MEN

HUGH LAURIE – HOUSE

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS – THE TUDORS

BILL PAXTON – BIG LOVE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

30 ROCK (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger - Inc.
CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents in association with Aggressive Mediocrity, and Then…, Twilight Time Films 30rocknbc
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
EXTRAS (HBO)
BBC and HBO Entertainment
PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

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

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE – SAMANTHA WHO?
AMERICA FERRERA – UGLY BETTY
TINA FEY – 30 ROCK
ANNA FRIEL – PUSHING DAISIES
MARY-LOUISE PARKER – WEEDS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL30rockbaldwin

ALEC BALDWIN – 30 ROCK
STEVE CARELL – THE OFFICE
DAVID DUCHOVNY – CALIFORNICATION
RICKY GERVAIS – EXTRAS
LEE PACE – PUSHING DAISIES

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE (HBO)
A Wolf Films/Traveler’s Rest Production in association with HBO Films
THE COMPANY (TNT)
Sony Pictures Television
FIVE DAYS (HBO)
HBO Films in association with BBC Films
LONGFORD (HBO)
A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
THE STATE WITHIN (BBC AMERICA)
BBC America, BBC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD – AS YOU LIKE IT
DEBRA MESSING – THE STARTER WIFE
QUEEN LATIFAH – LIFE SUPPORT
SISSY SPACEK – PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
RUTH WILSON – JANE EYRE (MASTERPIECE THEATRE)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV

ADAM BEACH – BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED – KNEE
ERNEST BORGNINE – A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS
JIM BROADBENT – LONGFORD
JASON ISAACS – THE STATE WITHIN
JAMES NESBITT – JEKYLL

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

ROSE BYRNE – DAMAGES
RACHEL GRIFFITHS – BROTHERS & SISTERS
KATHERINE HEIGL – GREY’S ANATOMY
SAMANTHA MORTON – LONGFORD
ANNA PAQUIN – BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED - KNEE
JAIME PRESSLY – MY NAME IS EARL

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

TED DANSON – DAMAGES
KEVIN DILLON – ENTOURAGE
JEREMY PIVEN – ENTOURAGE
ANDY SERKIS – LONGFORD
WILLIAM SHATNER – BOSTON LEGAL
DONALD SUTHERLAND – DIRTY SEXY MONEY

NOMINATIONS BY TELEVISION NETWORKS   
HBO 18
ABC  11
NBC 6
SHOWTIME 6
FX NETWORKS 5
BBC AMERICA 3
TNT  3
AMC  2
FOX  2
CBS 1
HALLMARK CHANNEL 1
PBS 1
USA NETWORK 1

NOMINATIONS BY TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM   
DAMAGES 4
LONGFORD 4
30 ROCK 3
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE 3
ENTOURAGE 3
PUSHING DAISIES 3
BIG LOVE 2
BROTHERS & SISTERS 2
CALIFORNICATION 2
EXTRAS 2
GREY’S ANATOMY 2
HOUSE 2
MAD MEN 2
STATE WITHIN, THE  2
TUDORS, THE  2
A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS 1
AS YOU LIKE IT 1
BOSTON LEGAL 1
CLOSER, THE  1
COMPANY, THE 1
DEXTER 1
DIRTY SEXY MONEY 1
FIVE DAYS 1
JANE EYRE (MASTERPIECE THEATRE) 1
JEKYLL 1
LIFE SUPPORT 1
MEDIUM 1
MY NAME IS EARL 1
OFFICE, THE  1
PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS 1
RICHES, THE  1
SAMANTHA WHO? 1
SAVING GRACE 1
SOPRANOS, THE  1
STARTER WIFE, THE 1
UGLY BETTY 1
WEEDS 1

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