1 of 20 Peter Iovino/Showtime
After two years of watching star Michael C. Hall get nominated, Dexter itself finally makes the drama series shortlist.
2 of 20 Greg Gayne/Fox
Still don't believe in cable dominance? House is the only network drama up for series — its second nomination in a row in the category.
3 of 20 Claudette Barius/HBO
HBO was, well, treated very nicely by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The network tops nods with 22, with therapy-examining In Treatment leading TV races with 5, including one for drama series.
4 of 20 courtesy AMC
Mad Men could repeat as top TV drama, which means Matthew Weiner may finally be able to give an acceptance speech since the Globes were nixed in 2008.
5 of 20 John P. Johnson/HBO
The Globes love fresh blood — er — shows. Plus, vampires are all the rage these days, so True Blood's best TV drama chances look pretty good.
6 of 20 Nicole Revilli/NBC
It's easy to assume 30 Rock has earned TV comedy honors from the HFPA, but the two-time Emmy-winning best series is actually looking for its first comedy Globe.
7 of 20 Randy Tepper/Showtime
David Duchovny snagged Californication's first Globe win last year (and could triumph again). Can the show cash in on its second straight series nod?
8 of 20 Vivian Zink/HBO
Fifth time's the charm, right? Entourage has been 0-for-4 thus far in comedy series.
9 of 20 Paul Drinkwater/NBC
After being MIA last year, The Office nudged its way in back in the race, still looking for its first series Globe. Its British counterpart took home the award in 2004 — the first British comedy to win.
10 of 20 Sonja Flemming/Showtime
Weeds picked up its third comedy series nomination. The show has only seen Mary-Louise Parker score at the Globes, trumping four Desperate Housewives in the process in 2006.
11 of 20 Merrick Morton/Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros.
Brad Pitt's age-defying The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads film races with 5 nods — including best drama — a number matched by Doubt and Frost/Nixon.
12 of 20 Universal Pictures
Will the Globes get political? Frost/Nixon, based on a play of the same name, could reign as drama supreme, as well as win the first Globes for director Ron Howard and star Frank Langella.
13 of 20 Melinda Sue Gordon/The Weinstein Co.
The Reader, a multi-generational romance mystery, is one of two Kate Winslet-starrers up for best drama.
14 of 20 Francois Duhamel/Paramount Vantage
And here's the other one. Titanic shipmates Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite in the dyfunctional suburban drama, Revolutionary Road, directed by Winslet's husband, Sam Mendes.
15 of 20 Ishika Mohan/Fox
The year's little movie that could (think Little Miss Sunshine, Juno), Slumdog Millionaire, about an impoverished Indian teen's run on a game show, could add a drama Globe trophy to its slew of critics wins.
16 of 20 Macall Polay/Focus Features
The Coen brothers' dark comedy, Burn After Reading, stars buddies Brad Pitt and George Clooney, but only mustered nods for comedy film and Frances McDormand.
17 of 20 Simon Mein/Miramax Films
Will Happy-Go-Lucky put a smile on voters' faces? The British flick earned two nominations, comedy film and comedy actress for Sally Hawkins.
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Leave it to the Globes to remember a film that first premiered way back at Sundance in January. Black comedy In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as hitmen in hiding in Belgium, surprised with three nominations.
19 of 20 Universal Pictures
Fulfilling the "musical" description of the category name (Best Film — Comedy or Musical), Mamma Mia! was a shoo-in for a nod. Will voters take a chance on it for a win?
20 of 20 The Weinstein Company
Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona rectangle of a romance will try to earn the love of the HFPA for comedy film honors.