THE GOOD: Thankfully, so many of this year’s nominations fall in ‘the good’ category. Unlike the Emmy’s, which manage to nominate the same actors each and every year, you can always count on the Golden Globes to award excellence even if you aren’t a member of the cast of FRASIER or Allison Janney. This year I’m so pleased that the Hollywood Foreign Press (by the way, I’m in Canada, do I count?) recognized some new hits, including DEXTER, UGLY BETTY, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I also am quite pleased that not everyone on Wisteria Lane got a nomination and that the two actresses that got nods Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman, definitely deserved it. Alec Baldwin, Zach Braff, Steve Carrell if only their could be a three way tie for the winner!
THE BAD: Tony Shalhoub, I just don’t get it. I’m honestly at a loss for words. While I’m sure people watch (and like) MONK, I have yet to meet any of them. Along those same lines, what is Patricia Arquette bribing the voters with? MEDIUM was barely renewed this season. Bradley Whitford definitely deserved a nod as he’s just as much at the heart of STUDIO 60 as Matthew Perry is. 24, it’s a great show, but not award worthy. After five seasons, how many more times can Jack Bauer save the day and survive? And finally, no love for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT? I can only assume that the Hollywood Foreign Press forgot that FOX burned off most of their final [brilliant] episodes in February.
THE FORGOTTEN: The entire casts of SCRUBS [particularly Donald Faison (Turk)] and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. DEXTER in the best drama category. BROTHERS & SISTERS stars Calista Flockhart and Sally Field. And the obligatory snub of everyone deserving on the CW and Sci-Fi: See Kelly Bishop, Lauren Graham, Kristen Bell, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and James Callis et al.