Oh, Golden Globes. You never fail to amuse and bemuse us with your quirky, awesome and weird nominations. After coming up empty with the Screen Actors Guild, Homeland landed three nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and was just one of the many new shows that reaped nods. And with so many shiny new toys to play with, the HFPA once again forgot about Breaking Bad. But those weren't the only things that caught our attention Thursday.
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Breaking Bad: For the second year in a row, Bryan Cranston is the sole representative for the superb AMC drama. We'd be a lot more upset if we didn't know to expect the cold shoulder. While armed with buzz, Breaking Bad is not splashy, high-brow or conceptual like the type of fare the HFPA adores (Glee, American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones). At this rate, we may have to make peace with the fact that Breaking Bad might never be nominated for series.
Melissa McCarthy: McCarthy had two chances for nods — for Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids — and came away empty-handed. The Mike & Molly slight is less surprising than the Bridesmaids one since she's been picking up steam (and critics awards and nominations) left and right the past few weeks for her scene-stealing performance in the film. McCarthy wasn't the only Emmy champ snubbed: Reigning two-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) was dropped in favor of co-star Johnny Galecki. Also MIA: Last year's drama actress champ Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy).
The Kennedys: Who would've ever thought the Emmys would be the ones to embrace the controversial miniseries, while the Globes, who loves them some big-name stars, would give it the shaft? Think about it: They could've nominated Katie Holmes and set a place setting for Tom Cruise, but resisted the urge. Did they learn a lesson from last year's comical The Tourist fiasco?
The Good Wife and network dramas: Cable reigned supreme in drama — the series and lead actor nominees are from cable. We can make a case for the brilliantly crafted and acted Good Wife to be nominated, but it's hard to pick some other broadcast-network replacements. Time to step up your game, networks!
What were you most surprised by? Who do you wish had been nominated?