‘House of Cards,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Good Wife’ lead Golden Globe TV nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves new TV shows and performers to the point that they rejected last year’s big winner — “Homeland” and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis — in favor of freshman series “House of Cards” which leads with four nominations. (Read more all the shocking snubs here.)

The political drama, which streamed on Netflix, contends for the series prize as well as for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and supporting player Corey Stoll.

Recent Emmy winner “Breaking Bad” and the resurgent “The Good Wife” reaped three apiece. Both are in contention for Best Drama Series, while multi Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are looking for their first Globe wins for the final season of “Bad.” “Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies won back in 2009 while supporting actor Josh Charles picked up his first nomination.

Contending for Drama Actor against Spacey and Cranston are the stars of three freshman series: Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex“) and James Spader (“The Blacklist“). 

For Drama Actress, Margulies and Wright also face off against a trio of newcomers: Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black“), Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black“) and Kerry Washington (“Scandal“). 

Among laffers, reigning champ “Girls” netted two as did newcomer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family and “Parks and Recreation.” All contend for Best Comedy Series as well as for one performer. 

Lena Dunham (“Girls”) returns to defend her Comedy Actress award, against three of last year’s nominees — Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl“), two-time Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“), Globes co-host Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) — as well as Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“).

Likewise, Don Cheadle (“House of Lies“) is back in the running for Comedy Actor, facing off against returning nominee Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) and three newcomers: b(“Arrested Development“), Globe favorite Michael J. Fox for his self-titled show and Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”).  

The full list of Globe TV nominees is below. 

BEST TV DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
“Downton Abbey”
The Good Wife
“House of Cards”
Masters of Sex

BEST TV DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist

BEST TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, “Scandal
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

BEST TV COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Girls”
Modern Family
“Parks and Recreation”

BEST TV COMEDY ACTOR
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

BEST TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Zoey Deschanel, “New Girl
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINI
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge” 
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther
Dominic West, “Burton & Taylor”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”

BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jacqueline Bissett, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “The White Queen”
Hayden Pantierre, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

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