December 14th, 2010 by thetvchick
It’s that time again — awards season! Here is a complete list of all the nominations in the television categories along with my thoughts on who deserved the nominations and who I thought got snubbed (ahem, Parenthood and Parks and Recreation). Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts too! I love awards season. I can’t wait!
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- BOARDWALK EMPIRE
- THE GOOD WIFE
- MAD MEN
- THE WALKING DEAD
The two surprises here are Boardwalk Empire (which I hear is very deserving) and The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is a bigger surprise because it got nominated after only one six-episode season. I am a huge fan of the show however and I’m glad to see it getting some award recognition. I will be pulling for The Good Wife though, because of my extreme love for that show.
Snubbed: No love for Parenthood or Friday Night Lights. And honestly people, I realize that The Vampire Diaries is a CW show but it is an extremely good drama that deserves more recognition. And what happened to In Treatment?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE
- ELISABETH MOSS, MAD MEN
- PIPER PERABO, COVERT AFFAIRS
- KATEY SAGAL, SONS OF ANARCHY
- KYRA SEDGWICK, THE CLOSER
As much as I enjoy USA Network’s programming, and Covert Affairs, I don’t think Piper Perabo stood out to me as someone who should be nominated for any type of award. If anything from that show, Chris Gorham is the standout performer. I was a bit surprised to say the least to see Perabo’s name on this list. Everyone else makes sense to me, and I will be hoping for a Margulies win.
Snubbed: Lauren Graham from Parenthood (she stands out more than Perabo for me), anyone from Friday Night Lights (again, I guess this is expected but they did get Emmy love this year), and Nina Dobrev for killing it as two characters in The Vampire Diaries (a big wish, I know but if Perabo can get nominated…)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- STEVE BUSCEMI, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
- BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
- MICHAEL C. HALL, DEXTER
- JON HAMM, MAD MEN
- HUGH LAURIE, HOUSE
No big surprises here. I’ll be pulling for Michael C. Hall. There’s no one big I can think of that got snubbed.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- 30 ROCK
- THE BIG BANG THEORY
- THE BIG C
- MODERN FAMILY
- NURSE JACKIE
I’m happy to see Big Bang Theory up there as well as The Big C and Nurse Jackie. And of course, my love for Glee and Modern Family knows no bounds.
Snubbed: Parks and Recreation. Big time. Their second season was phenomenal and I’m surprised it didn’t get nominated.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- TONI COLLETTE, UNITED STATES OF TARA
- EDIE FALCO, NURSE JACKIE
- TINA FEY, 30 ROCK
- LAURA LINNEY, THE BIG C
- LEA MICHELE, GLEE
I’m glad to see Glee getting more nominations and Edie Falco.
Snubbed: Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK
- STEVE CARELL, THE OFFICE
- THOMAS JANE, HUNG
- MATTHEW MORRISON, GLEE
- JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Must Alec Baldwin get nominated every year (and generally win?) I like him a lot but let’s give some new people a chance.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
- HOPE DAVIS, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
- JANE LYNCH, GLEE
- KELLY MACDONALD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
- JULIA STILES, DEXTER
- SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY
Very happy to see Sofia Vergara and Jane Lynch get nominated. Also, Julia Stiles for her role as Lumen in Dexter is so deserving. But I find it weird that these categories are so lumped together.
Snubbed:Archie Panjabi is an EMMY winner for The Good Wife. She is amazing. Please explain to me why she’s not nominated. Also snubbed, Amy Ryan for In Treatment and I’d even say Debra Winger for In Treatment. Where’s the In Treatment love this year, Golden Globes?!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
- SCOTT CAAN, HAWAII FIVE-O
- CHRIS COLFER, GLEE
- CHRIS NOTH, THE GOOD WIFE
- ERIC STONESTREET, MODERN FAMILY
- DAVID STRATHAIRN, TEMPLE GRANDIN
Chris Colfer, Chris Noth and Eric Stonestreet are so deserving. The other nominees are very strong too. Chris Colfer really deserves to win this season though.
Snubbed: Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Modern Family. Peter Krause for Parenthood. Come on people!
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- CARLOS, SUNDANCE CHANNEL
- THE PACIFIC, HBO
- PILLARS OF THE EARTH, STARZ
- TEMPLE GRANDIN, HBO
- YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, HBO
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- HAYLEY ATWELL, PILLARS OF THE EARTH
- CLAIRE DANES, TEMPLE GRANDIN
- JUDI DENCH, RETURN TO CRANFORD
- ROMOLA GARAI, EMMA
- JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, THE CLIENT LIST
I will admit that Lifetime movies are my weakness. But we really live in a world where Jennifer Love Hewitt can say she’s a Golden Globe nominee and Lauren Graham cannot? Sigh.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- IDRIS ELBA, LUTHER
- IAN MCSHANE, PILLARS OF THE EARTH
- AL PACINO, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
- DENNIS QUAID, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
- EDGAR RAMIREZ, CARLOS
No major thoughts on the Made For TV Movie category. But what are your Golden Globe Thoughts? Weigh in!Tweet