The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed a quartet of last year’s TV winners with this year’s Golden Globe nominations. They also denied two past champs a chance to win bookend awards and spurned a breakout performer who prevailed at the Emmys. VIEW GALLERY
Reigning Best TV Comedy/Musical Actor Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“) was passed over in favor of co-star Johnny Galecki who he beat at the Emmys. “Glee” got into the Comedy/Musical Series race but last year’s two supporting winners — Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer (“Glee“) — aren’t defending their titles. And Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy“) isn’t back in Best TV Drama Actress as four newcomers vie against Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”).
2005 champ Steve Carell (“The Office“) was denied the chance to win a Best TV Comedy/Musical Actor bookend for his farewell season on the laffer. And 2002 Best Comedy Series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” won’t be competing for one of its best-reviewed seasons.
Golden Globe voters were not won over by the charms of Emmy champ Melissa McCarthy. She may have prevailed at this year’s top TV honors for the freshman season of “Mike & Molly” but she wasn’t welcomed by the Globes. Indeed, the HFPA members snubbed her twice as they embraced her film “Bridesmaids” and even nominated Kristen Wiig for Best Comedy/Musical Actress but left McCarthy (who got SAG and BFCA nods) off the list of supporting contenders.
While Globe voters scared up two bids for the chilling “American Horror Story” — Best Drama Series and Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange) — they gave the cold shoulder to leads Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. Over on the TV Movie/Miniseries front, both Rachel Weisz (“Page Eight“) and Ben Whishaw (“The Hour“) suffered the ignominy of seeing their co-stars — Bill Nighy and both Dominic West and Romola Garai respectively — reap bids while they were shut out.