Although the consensus is that the latest TV season hasn’t produced as many award-worthy new shows as the last one, let’s give the HFPA some credit that it still found room for some of the new standouts. That said, there will be the inevitable griping about TV series and performers left off the list of Golden Globe nominations, including some from me.
The most exciting nominations are for: Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy,”), Scott Caan *”Hawaii Five-0″), Piper Perabo (“Covert Affairs”), Idris Elba (“Luther”) and the Showtime ladies in Comedy/Musical Actress. Also tops are bids by “The Walking Dead,” “Carlos,” “Modern Family” and “The Big C.”
Biggest snubs include “Community,” “Raising Hope,” “Lost,” “True Blood,” “Fringe,” “Damages,” recent Emmy champ Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad” plus the show itself, Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”) and another Emmy winner, Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”).
The most hideous of all? I’m sorry to say, but both of the “Glee” leads — Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele — just didn’t warrant nods again this year.
Photo: Edgar Ramirez in “Carlos” (Sundance Channel)