2008 Golden Globe Nominations

With the Golden Globe Nominations just announced, the biggest question — aside from why on earth DEXTER, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER* and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA didn’t get recognized — is which actors, if any, are going to cross the picket line to attend the show.

As usual, the TV Addict’s personal favorites are in ORANGE. With the “if they WIN AGAIN” I’ll gouge my eyes out in RED and “who did they pay off in the Hollywood Foreign Press to get this nomination?” in GREEN.

Series — drama
“Big Love,” HBO
“Damages,” FX Networks
“Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
“House,” Fox; “Mad Men,” AMC
“The Tudors,” Showtime

Actress — drama
Patricia Arquette, “Medium”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Minnie Driver, “The Riches”
Edie Falco, “The Sopranos”
Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”
Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Actor — drama
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Series — musical or comedy
“30 Rock,” NBC
“Californication,” Showtime
“Entourage,” HBO
“Extras,” HBO
“Pushing Daisies,” ABC

Actress — musical or comedy
Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?”
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”

Actor — musical or comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Ricky Gervais, “Extras”
Lee Pace, “Pushing Daisies”

“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” HBO
“The Company,” TNT
“Five Days,” HBO
“Longford,” HBO
“The State Within,” BBC America

Actress — miniseries or movie
Bryce Dallas Howard, “As You Like It”
Debra Messing, “The Starter Wife”
Queen Latifah, “Life Support”
Sissy Spacek, “Pictures of Hollis Woods”
Ruth Wilson, “Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)”

Actor — miniseries or movie
Adam Beach, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
Ernest Borgnine, “A Grandpa for Christmas”
Jim Broadbent, “Longford”
Jason Isaacs, “The State Within”
James Nesbitt, “Jekyll”

Supporting actress — series, miniseries or movie
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”

Katherine Heigl, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Samantha Morton, “Longford”
Anna Paquin, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
Jaime Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”

Supporting actor — series, miniseries or movie
Ted Danson, “Damages”
Kevin Dillon, “Entourage”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Andy Serkis, “Longford”
William Shatner, “Boston Legal”
Donald Sutherland, “Dirty Sexy Money”

* Thanks to frequent commentator LESS STRIKE NEWS for reminding that HIMYM is seriously under-appreciated by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

  • Less Strike News

    No love for the end of the Sopranos or Lost? Glad to see the critics have dismissed Heroes. Where is the Office for Best Comedy? or for that matter How I Met Your Mother (funnier then the Office this season in my opinion).

    I feel the Globes nominate new series just for the sake of them being new series. Pushing Daisies or Entourage for that matter this year did not deserve a nomination over The Office or HIMYM. Where is Josh Radnor? Certainly could have made it over Lee Pace. How about Jenna Fischer? Certainly deserves it over Anna Friel.

    Too much love for shows because they are new

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com/category/my-take-on-tv Amrie

    I agree that there’s a lot of new stuff and old folks weren’t included. Maybe the HFPA goes a little too far in their recognizing the new folks, but I wish other awards shows would reach out like the GGs do. We’re not going to see these kinds of nominations in the Emmys because the Emmy voters vote for people they recognize, not people that maybe deserve it more than others. I say kudos, and you all know I’m super stoked about the Pushing Daisies noms!

    Also – Juno is amazing and it was nom’d for a bunch of movie awards, so that rocks!

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com theTVaddict

    Amrie… this is NOT theREELaddict (coming soon) — No Movie Talk :)

    Also, I completely agree with the above two posts. The Globes are so big on recognizing the ‘next big thing’ and ENTOURAGE was so two years ago. Although I can’t argue with the DAISIES nods.

  • Less Strike News

    The biggest travesty which I somehow missed the first time through:

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!! Where is it?

  • JennyC

    I agree with you on Dexter. The show deserves it! But where is Curb Your Enthusiasm? I thought the show was hysterical this year as well as Larry David!

  • Dichondra

    Glad to see Mad Men getting the recognition it well deserves!

  • Josh Emerson

    Pushing freaking Daisies!!!!! :D [/freakout]

    I’m a little torn though, since it’s grouped in the same category as the best show on TV, 30 Rock. I guess I’m just glad to see it nominated, even if I’m not rooting for it to win.

    I’m shocked The Office was left out of Best Comedy. Same for Ugly Betty. Are Entourage and Californication really more deserving? I also wish they’d separate the Supporting Actor categories by show genre. People like Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Williams, Jenna Fischer, etc need to be nominated for something.

  • Josh C.

    while i love love Grey’s i agree its nod was a surprise but what was a total surprise was the snub of chandra wilson! she is a brillian actress who hasnt gotten her credit. i mean katherine heigl over chandra please. i love that pushing daisies was so well received and got so many nominatinos. and im glad christina applegate finally got what she deserves…….some respect as the new great comedic actress of our time

    for drama series: Damages; dark horse: Grey’s Anatomy (i know i know but regardless its still the biggest thing on tv right now with a good cast)

    Lead actress in a drama series: Glenn Close; dark horse: Sally Field

    Lead actor drama series: if anyone but michael c hall wins it will be a sad sad day; dark horse Bill Paxton

    Comedy series: 30 rock 30 rock 30 rock (it is the funniest thing on tv); dark horse: Pushing Daisies

    Lead Actress comedy: Tina Fey; dark horse: Christina Applegate

    Lead Actor comedy: Alec Baldwin; Alec Baldwin; dark horse: its pretty open after alec for ricky, steve, or lee

    Supporting Actress: Rachel Griffiths; dark horse: anna paquin

    Supporting Actor: Donald Sutherland; dark horse: Ted Danson

  • sza

    It has become cliché now….another year, and one more time that The Wire gets absolutely no love, when considering this is the BEST SHOW EVER!!!!

    Every critic knows it, every person who has seen it knows it, hell even God knows it! But hey, this is showbiz! And like high-school, showbiz is about popularity right?

    Guys, the first 4 seasons are on dvd, check it out. Season 5 January 6th! HBO!

  • Josh C.

    oh i forgot………..SERIOUS SNUBS THIS YEAR

    FNL: where was the shows nomination including nods for everyone on the show

    HIMYM: again great show no credit shown……i love NPH

    Dexter: this is the BEST drama on tv, take that Damages

    Samantha Who?: the rest of the cast is funny if not funnier that Christina

    And im sorry but David Duchovny and Californication……….what a waste of a nomination

  • http://umberhaven.blogspot.com Todd W in NC

    Wow, such a strange list this year, especially with the high cable/premium channel content. I watch hardly any of those shows.

    I was disappointed with Damages, don’t like Pushing Daisies, and have always thought Grey’s Anatomy was over-rated. So, I’m not thrilled with the nods for those shows.

    The *only* nominations I can even relate to are: House, Sally Fields, Hugh Laurie, America Ferrera, Rachel Griffiths, and William Shatner.

  • Elizabeth

    So basically the HFPA is trying to get cool points by nominating shows that are “different” and “original” or even “ground-breaking” rather than shows that are actually worth watching. The HFPA seems more concerned with being diverse than actually nominating deserving shows.

    Where is Lost? Friday Night Lights? HIMYM? The Office (other than Steve Carell)?

  • Aileen

    I certainly hope that Michael C. Hall wins best actor for Dexter. The man deserves it.

    And as much as Grey’s Anatomy is highly addictive, it was pretty bad last year and is still not up to par to its two first seasons. A show like Dexter surely deserves the nomination more. Plus, Katherine Heigl as the supporting actress choice for GA AGAIN? Her character in the past year has displayed two main emotions: self-righteous and self-pitying. I think Katherine Heigl is a talented actress, but just going on the past year of Grey’s Anatomy, someone else (like Chandra Wilson or Sandra Oh) deserved it far, far more.

  • Sheindie

    nothing for the BEST DRAMA on TV???
    DEXTER deserves it ALL!!!!!!!

  • ewanspotter

    I don’t care how crappish “House” has been this season. Hugh Laurie is always electric.

  • Amy

    There are some good noms in there, but for me they’re outweighed completely by the snubs. Nothing for Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, HIMYM, The Office (other than best actor), Lost… Insane!

  • Allie

    As always, Supernatural is absent. Let’s not even start with Criminal Minds. On the other hand, it’s just incredible how Grey’s Anatomy and Sopranos are always present, uh? How about that sad, historically incompetent Tudor? Pffft. House is my only favourite this year, and I hope he wins for the third consecutive time.

  • kc fan

    With Entourage getting Golden Globe and SAG nominations, I cannot believe Adrian Grenier or Rex Lee are serious when they say the show is in danger of not returning at all if the writer’s strike is not settled soon.

    Maybe we just won’t have new shows til 2009.

    Glad Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven got nods.

    Kevin Connolly was overlooked again, because he has the “honor” of playing the straight man to a group of comedians in a comedy.
    He is so good at playing the everyman role- the Bud Abbott to a gang of Costellos- that he get’s overlooked every time.