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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Golden Globe TV Nominations

Best TV Series — Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men - Leeard's pick
The Walking Dead - Ern's pick
Dexter, while always good, was not at its best this season. One of us doesn't care for Mad Men, and The Good Wife is sort of last year. This leaves Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead, and they are both worthy. With Scorsese, Buscemi, and the budget, Boardwalk Empire should have been much better than it was. The Walking Dead is the more notable achievement. LOST was robbed of a nomination. While the last season disappointed some, it was a lot better than at least three of these choices. Leeard isn't caught up on Mad Men, but honestly, it's probably always a good choice.

Best TV Series — Musical or Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C -Ern's pick
Modern Family - Leeard's pick
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock is good, but overrated. The Big Bang Theory is cute, but not on par with the other choices. Glee is slacking in season two. Nurse Jackie is not funny enough to be a comedy, even a dark one. Modern Family and The Big C are left, and because Modern Family is just repeating the same things, Ern picks The Big C. Leeard is going to go with Modern Family, because it's a very well-received network comedy, though both are worthy shows.

Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
The Pacific
The Pillars of the Earth - Ern's pick
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack - Leeard's pick
The Pillars of Earth is the only one Ern watched, and she thought it was good. Leeard saw You Don't Know Jack and while it wasn't amazing, she can't physically make herself root against Al Pacino.

Best Actor - Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House M.D.
We would be good with any of these winning, especially the first three.

Best Actress - Drama
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs - Ern's pick
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer - Leeard's pick

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Either Alec or Jim would be good. Matthew Morrison hasn't had enough material in a while and Steve Carell's Michael Scott is becoming even more uncomfortable to watch, if that's possible.

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee
You really can't beat Toni Collette at much. The only one we disagree with on this worthy list is Tina Fey. She doesn't have enough charisma for acting, even though she's a funny writer. She just plays herself on that (admittedly funny) show.

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Any of these are fine. Chris Colfer might win, but Eric Stonestreet is our pick.

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
It's Sofia's turn.

None of these nominations are particularly interesting. Blah.


  1. -I swear to you that if you had seen season two of SOA you'd be rooting to katey

    -have you seen the UK office? all of the characters are painful to watch, which is the whole genius of the show, because in real life people like michael are a little sad and painful to know. I almost wish I hadn't seen the uk version because I enjoy the us version a little less now.

  2. We've seen a little of it, but since we saw the American version first, we like the US version better. We might return to the UK version and learn to love it if the US office keeps sucking

  3. We weren't able to catch it. Should we? Describe.

  4. I know I can't be alone in thinking that these nominations are predictable and in many cases unworthy! Nonetheless, here are the ones I want to win, respectively:

    Boardwalk Empire
    30 Rock
    Temple Grandin
    Coin toss for best actor
    Julianna Margulies
    Jim Parsons
    Toni Collette (in spite of a rough season 2, she was brilliant as per usual)
    David Strathairn
    Jane Lynch

    All in all, though, I'm feeling particularly apathetic about most of these nominations. Meh.

  5. Agree. Way to not shake things up, Globes.

    Temple Grandin is another one we need to see over the break.

  6. Definitely agree on the television selections, but some of the movie picks weren't bad.

  7. The Pacific is an HBO mini-series in the same vain as Band of Brothers (which was based on an excellent book by Steven Ambrose; in short, the series followed a unit of the 101st Airborne Division throughout WWII). This time, though, the series focuses on the Marines, and their brutal battles against the Japanese on various pieces of coral rock in the Pacific Ocean. Unlike Band of Brothers, The Pacific goes into some of the Marines personal lives and the effect the war had on the homefront. It is a difficult series to watch as the battles are as real as it gets, and the whole atmosphere is very dark. If Band of Brothers was a Cosmopolitan, then The Pacific is simply vodka straight up, if you get my meaning.

    However, I think this series accurately portrays combat in the Pacific like no other media before it, and therefore very important in that respect. It does have some problems (the acting is a bit lame at times and the pacing is a bit slow), but overall I think it is well worth watching. For history buffs, it's a no-brainer.

  8. ^You would, haha

    But it sounds good. We'll check it out.