Our newest contributor weighs in with his thoughts on the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards which were announced Thursday. Winners will be revealed on Jan. 13 during the live kudocast on NBC.
“Game Change” reaping the most nods for a television program.
“Breaking Bad” earning a nomination for Best Drama Series. Maybe this is an indication that the Hollywood Foreign Press is actually enjoying this television masterpiece.
Zero nominations for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, which was the hidden cinematic gem of this year.
No nods for “Ted”. While I know it’s not a masterpiece of cinematic proportions, I was really holding out hope that the Hollywood Foreign Press would give the movie a nomination and one for Mark Wahlberg as well.
Taylor Swift being nominated for Best Original Song. I know the song was a collaboration with T Bone Burnett, who is amazing, but do we really need to keep showering this mediocre singer with such honors?
The rest of the cast of “Hatfields and McCoys” not getting nominated, including Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger and Mare Winningham.
Glenn Close getting nominated for Best TV Drama Actress again for “Damages.” The Globes are supposed to be really good at nominating new shows and are we supposed to believe that there was not anyone who was more deserving of recognition? Same goes for Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey of “30 Rock.” As much as I like them, it’s time to find some new blood to take their places.
No nomination for “Parks and Recreation" as Best TV Comedy/Musical Series.
No nominations for Paul Thomas Anderson. While many people will be debating “The Master” as a movie, there is no doubt about the genius of Anderson’s writing and directing abilities. To leave him out is wrong.
No nomination for Mindy Kaling for Best TV Comedy/Musical Actress. “The Mindy Project” is one of the funniest new shows this season and Mindy is terrific. This is something that I hope will be rectified when nominations for the Emmys come around.
No nomination for “Sherlock” for Best TV Movie/Miniseries. This is one of the finest programs on television.
Only one nomination for “Mad Men.” Jon Hamm’s work was worthy of recognition, but so were Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and the show itself.
“Episodes” being nominated for Best TV Comedy/Musical Series.
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