HBO distanced itself from the pack in the Golden Globe nominations, announced this morning, with last year’s drama winner, Showtime’s “Homeland,” also making a strong showing.
Some shows that received nominations for the first time include "Nashville," "Political Animals" and "House of Lies."
"Nashville" received nominations for Connie Britton in the Lead Actress category and Hayden Panettiere as Supporting Actress. "Political Animals" received a nomination in the Miniseries/TV Movie category, and "House of Lies" garnered a nomination for Don Cheadle in the Lead Actor, Comedy or Musical category.
Leading the way for HBO was “Game Change” with five nominations, more than any other TV program. “Homeland” was close behind with four nods, followed by three shows with three nominations apiece: ABC’s “Modern Family,” PBS’s “Downton Abbey” and HBO’s “The Girl.”
HBO had a huge lead in overall nominations with 17, with the closest competition again coming from Showtime, which scored seven nods. ABC led all broadcast networks with five nominations, followed by CBS, NBC and PBS with four apiece. AMC had three nods; Fox, FX, History and USA had two each; and BBC America, DirecTV and Starz had one each.
The leader in the motion picture categories was “Lincoln,” with seven nominations, followed by “Argo” and “Django Unchained” with five apiece. “Les Miserables,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” each received four nominations.