Thursday, December 11, 2008

Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominations for Golden Globes this morning, and as usual all I can say "really?!" followed by a "meh." Usually the Golden Globes come closer to the mark than the Emmys, but really, they both seem so out of touch that all you really do is shrug you shoulders and carry on with life.

The only thing that really got my goat this time was the lack of a nomination for Pushing Daisies (and Kristin Chenoweth). The nominations for best television show comedy or musical are 30 Rock, Californication, Entourage, The Office, and Weeds. Really? Entourage? By all accounts that show is breathing its last, and while I enjoy Californication and Weeds, I wouldn't say they're the BEST. But to not include Pushing Daisies really pisses me off. I understand that the show is not for everyone, but COME ON. And don't even get me started on the lack of a nomination for Kristin Chenoweth (although I get that all the actresses get lumped into one category--there's no supporting category like with the Emmys).

As for best drama nominations there was one surprise. HBO's In Treatment (which I have barely heard of and never seen) got a nod, as did Dexter, House, Mad Men, and True Blood. That makes only one nominated non-cable network drama. Shocking! Or not. With the glut of crime procedurals on network tv right now, it's hard to distinguish them. Especially NCIS and CSI. Get some new letters, people!

I would like to say "yay!" to nominating January Jones for her work as Betty on Mad Men. I think she is really under-appreciated, but does a fantastic job.

Anyway, here's the complete list of nominations if you care. If not, you can tune in like me and watch for the pretty dresses.

2 comments:

Whitney said...

1) I am excited by the two nominations for True Blood. I really enjoyed that shoe.

2)SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE's 4 nominations was also a highlight (though not a television show of course)

3) I love that the network with the most nominations BY FAR was HBO – 22, second only to SHOWTIME – 8....network tv is being replaced with nakedness and gore!

Maggie Cats said...

Yay, nakedness and gore! I love cable. *hugs cable tv*