December 14, 2010

News: 2011 Golden Globe Nominations - Television

It finally dawned on me that my watching habits have changed and I now prefer television over film. This revelation started last year and was solidified today when I cared more about the TV nominations for the Golden Globes than their movie counterparts. I didn't have the chance to make any predications about this year's Globes (pinpointing TV noms is a lot harder than movie noms), but I did want to share my initial thoughts about who was singled out this morning.

The Best Television Series - Drama had some nice surprises by adding freshman series Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead and sophomore darling The Good Wife to join vets Dexter and Mad Men. My money is on a Boardwalk/Mad Men period showdown, and while I wasn't a huge fan of the former, it'd be nice for a newer show to dethrone the three-time winner.

Best Television Series - Comedy had a few shake ups as well. Last year nominees Glee, Modern Family, and 30 Rock are back and this time they're accompanied by The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, and Nurse Jackie. While I wonder how much of a comedy the last two are, I'm just glad The Office and Entourage were finally bumped off the short list. It's going to be another Glee vs. Modern Family fist fight, but this year MF will take home the Globe because Glee's gone from darling to diva and the backlash is too strong (although I don't agree).

I get that Glee's not for everyone, and many are tired of the hype, but the fact that people go out of their way to tear this show down kind of bums me out. Despite the pushback, the FOX musical dramedy was able to rack up the most noms as Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, and Chris Colfer all picked up acting noms. Suck on that haters!

Last year, I wrote about how I thought The Big Bang Theory should have been given some recognition, so I'm glad the show and Jim Parsons were nominated. Too bad the show hasn't been truly funny since season 2. Another show that hasn't been as funny, but I was expecting for the Globes to recognize is How I Met Your Mother. Not seeing Neil Patrick Harris on the nominee list for Best Supporting Actor is odd to me. While I like Hawaii Five-0, Scott Caan is not more deserving than NPH.

I was going to rant about Piper Perabo's Best Actress - Drama nomination, but I don't want to be like all of those Glee haters. That being said, it's a shame that the HFPA didn't follow the Emmys' lead and nomination Connie Britton for Friday Night Lights.

Nothing really too shocking (except for the aforementioned Perabo), and there really weren't many "snubs" although many will whine and moan about Community, Parks and Recreation, and Terriers (but those fans are never happy). All in all, the GG noms this year are just kind of there.


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