When it comes to summing up our reaction to this morning’s 68th Annual Golden Globe Nominations, we’ve got six words for The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, inspired by the evening’s host Ricky Gervais, “We are not having a laugh!”
But before we delve into the anomaly that resulted from a 90 member voting block that may-or-may-not be as easily swayed as the folks in charge of choosing the sites for each Olympic, let’s first talk about the positive. That being, it’s hard to argue with any award show that singles out the likes of Chris Colfer (GLEE), Jim Parsons (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and Katey Sagal (SONS OF ANARCHY), not to mention shows likes of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, MAD MEN, and THE GOOD WIFE.
Unfortunately for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, what it’s not hard to argue with is Pipera “Frakkin” Perabo!
Now don’t get us wrong, having spent some time interviewing Perabo on the set of COVERT AFFAIRS last summer, we have absolutely nothing but respect for the pint-sized star who does a fine job of headlining the hit USA series. That said, Jennifer Garner she ain’t, to the point that we’re willing to bet even Ms. Perabo herself is in shock right now as she conducts a string of interviews with reporters angling for her reaction to the nomination. Particularly when one takes into account those who weren’t nominated, like Anna Torv (FRINGE), Nina Dobrev (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Emily Deschanel (BONES), and Connie Britton (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), all of whom continue to deliver remarkable performances in their respective dramas.
As for the shows themselves, while we’re not going to begrudge THE BIG BANG THEORY its nomination in the Best Comedy category — despite the series pretty much boiling down to an Emmy winning performance by Jim Parsons who also garnered a nod — we would have loved to see a show get the nod that could actually benefit from the publicity, like COMMUNITY and/or PARKS AND RECREATION.
And finally, as pleasantly surprised as we were by the inclusion of THE WALKING DEAD, also known as the Fall’s most thrilling new series, we hate to think that it was at the expense of LOST, which after 6 remarkable, albeit highly-diseccted seasons most certainly deserved one final hurrah.
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