The Golden Globes, which are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have never made a lot of sense as an actual barometer of quality TV, but they are fun to watch. (Ricky Gervais will once again host the ceremony Jan. 15 on NBC.)
That being said, I can't really get too annoyed that FX's "Justified" or "Sons of Anarchy," or AMC's "Breaking Bad" didn't get nominated in the drama field, or that "Glee" remains a comedy nominee while NBC's "Community" or "Parks and Recreation" and FX's "Louie" do not.
The Globes managed some surprises--or should I say bizarre choices--in the acting categories too. Madeleine Stowe is marvelous as a bitchy socialite in ABC's "Revenge," while Callie Thorne does good work in USA's "Necessary Roughness," but I don't consider either of them award-caliber.
But hey, the Globes did manage to include Claire Danes of "Homeland," Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" and Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones," all overlooked by the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. So there is that.
I'll just enjoy watching Gervais skewer them all. Below is a complete list of TV nominess. DId your favorites make it?
BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
American Horror Story, FX
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Game of Thrones, HBO
BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY
Modern Family, ABC
New Girl, Fox
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce