The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, Dec. 15, 2011, and in typical Golden Globes fashion, the nominees in the television categories weren’t the usual darlings of the awards organizations. (To see the complete list of TV and motion picture Golden Globe nominees, please click here.)
For example, "Mad Men," an Emmy favorite, was not nominated for Best TV Series, Drama.
Instead, the Best Drama nominees are:
"American Horror Story" on FX,
"Boardwalk Empire" on HBO,
"Boss," on Starz,
"Game of Thrones" on HBO, and
"Homeland," on Showtime
The Best Comedy or Musical TV Series nominees are:
"Enlightened" on HBO,
"Episodes" on Showtime,
"Glee" on Fox,
"Modern Family" on ABC, and
"New Girl" on Fox
Nominated for Best Actress in a TV drama are: Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Mireille Enos ("The Killing"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Madeleine Stowe ("Revenge"), and Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness").
Nominated for Best Actor in a TV drama are: Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Kelsey Grammer ("Boss"), Jeremy Irons ("The Borgias"), and Damian Lewis ("Homeland").
Up for Best Actress in a TV comedy or Musical are: Laura Dern ("Enlightened"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Tine Fey ("30 Rock"). Laura Linney ("The Big C"), and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation").
The nominees for Best Actor in a TV comedy or musical are: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), David Duchovny ("Californication"), Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bag Theory"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), and Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes").
The Golden Globes are picked by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ricky Gervais will be back hosting the 69th annual Golden Globes ceremony live on Jan 15, 2012, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The ceremony will be broadcast on NBC.