Golden Globes: ‘Homeland’ creators discuss the show’s nominations


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On the brink of its first-season finale, which will air Sunday, Showtime’s “Homeland” scored three Golden Globe nominations.

The show might not have made the cut in the SAG Awards, getting snubbed when nominees were announced Wednesday, but good news came soon enough for the show’s co-creators, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.


“This morning was a lot better than yesterday,” Gansa said. “For a first-year show, this is huge. The idea that it might give more exposure and get people to watch while the season is still happening -- or catch up on it -- is great.”

The show scored a nomination in the drama category, along with nominations for its leads, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. It’s one of many cable shows dominating the nominations -- and Gordon and Gansa are happy with that.

“You know, there was a time when it was going to be bought by Fox or NBC,” Gordon said. “‘Does it have to be a CIA agent?’-- that was the running joke. We’re glad it ended up on Showtime. The show couldn’t reach its potential any other way.”

It certainly has in the eyes of critics, who have praised the series, about a CIA officer (Danes) and her obsession with proving a former Marine POW (Lewis) has been turned into a terrorist, as one of the season’s best new drama. With the season finale just around the corner, Gordon and Gansa were coy about where the story line will go from here.

“We’re just starting to talk about that now,” Gansa said. “We broached the subject of the second season at dinner the other night. But we can’t tell you! You have to watch Sunday first. It’s too tender.”



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-- Yvonne Villarreal