Glee and Boardwalk Empire ruled the Golden Globes nominations, but let's be real — that was expected. Both are commercial hits and critical darlings — and working in the HBO drama's favor, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association loves new blood (see also: The Walking Dead and The Big C). But as usual, the HFPA threw us a few curveballs — some very sweet surprises and some egregious omissions.
Glee, Boardwalk Empire dominate Golden Globe nominations
Check out our list of the best surprises and biggest snubs below, and then tell us yours.
Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe
In the words of Rachel Zoe herself, we die (with excitement).
The celebrity stylist and Bravo reality star confirmed Wednesday that she is pregnant. This is the first child for Zoe and her husband of 12 years, Rodger Berman.
"Hey everyone! I want to officially confirm to my loyal friends and followers that I am pregnant...
Michael Weatherly, NCIS
Michael Weatherly shares plenty of similarities with Tony DiNozzo, the character he has played for eight seasons on NCIS.
Weatherly and DiNozzo are both energetic cut-ups who always seem in search of a punch line. And they both talk a lot. Like, seriously, a lot.
"Energy is the biggest part of my job," Weatherly, 42, tells TVGuide.com. "That sounds weird, but if I'm in a scene, I try to punch it up. And sometimes I really overdo it and they have to cut around me."
Check out photos of Weatherly throughout his career
And of course, Weatherly and DiNozzo are different in many ways....
From Jennifer Garner in Alias to Evangeline Lilly on Lost, executive producer J.J. Abrams knows how to empower his leading ladies. His next heroine? Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the star of NBC's new spy series Undercovers.
"J.J. has written such a wonderful part, and he's known for writing great parts for women," Raw says. There's also Keri Russell, who played the sensitive college girl in Felicity, and Anna Torv, who will command not one, but two roles this season on Fringe.
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
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Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
American Idol ended its night of giving by taking away a contestant. That's right, after a night of A-list performances, bad comedy bits and some moving telethon-worthy packages about the work being done by charities stateside and abroad, one more Idol hopeful's dream ended. So, who turned out to help Idol's cause? And which singer said goodbye?
Former Alias star Michael Vartan is engaged to girlfriend Lauren Skaar, People reports.
Vartan, 41, and Skaar got engaged two weeks ago after...
Jennifer Garner brightens up the red carpet with a strapless, black-and-blue mini-dress. The black pumps could use a little something extra, but her soft waves and understated makeup help make the star of The Invention of Lying a class act.
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Alias star Jennifer Garner is headed back to her old network, this time as a producer.
Check out pictures of Garner through the years
Garner's production deal with ABC Studios, which comes three years after her five seasons on ABC's Alias, calls for ...
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed a baby girl into the world, People reports.
The actors are already parents to Violet, age 3. Reps for Garner and Affleck could not immediately be reached for comment.
The couple married in June of 2005, and had Violet in December the same year. In August, Garner told press that the two of them were "so excited" for their second child.