2012 Golden Globe Nominations: 'New Girl,' 'Homeland' Lead New Show Revolution
2012 Golden Globe Nominations: 'New Girl,' 'Homeland' Lead New Show Revolution
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year's Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime's Homeland which scored three noms and FOX's New Girl which picked up two.

For dramas, the new show lovefest was evident as 11 of the 15 nominees are from freshman shows, including American Horror Story, Boss, Game of Thrones and Homeland.

The drama categories were also dominated by cable shows, with the Drama Series and Lead Actor races featuring only cable series. Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife and Madeleine Stowe for Revenge are the only two major network drama nominations. In fact, for all the TV series categories, only 12 of the 40 nominees came from the major networks.

On the comedy side, new shows were also embraced with HBO's Enlightened, Showtime's Episodes and FOX's New Girl all scoring nominations for Comedy Series and for their leading performers. However, returning favorites like Modern Family, 30 Rock and Glee did pick up some nominations. However, Glee failed to earn any individual acting nominations for its first time.

MY FIVEFAVORITE NOMINATIONS

-Madeleine Stowe for Revenge, a wonderfully soapy performance that I predicted as one of my wild cards (though I thought she was a supporting actress).

-All three Homeland nominations, because it's a gripping show that was snubbed at the SAG Awards, so hopefully nominations for Drama Series and stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis makes up for it.

-New Girl, because while I knew Zooey Deschanel would get in, I'm equally excited that the show was also nominated.

-Idris Elba vs. Dominic West in the Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries category, because it's insanely cool to see two stars from The Wire going head-to-head.

-Jim Rash for the screenp0lay of The Descendants, because a writing nomination for the man who plays Dean Pelton might be the closest Community will ever come to an actual nomination.

MY BIGGEST SNUBS

-No Sons of Anarchy?
-No Community?
-No Justified?
-No Breaking Bad for Drama Series?
-No Parks and Recreation for Comedy Series or nomination for Nick Offerman?
-With all the love for new shows and Showtime, nothing for Shameless?

Here is the complete list of this year's Golden Globe Award nominations for television.

DRAMA SERIES
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland


DRAMA - ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

DRAMA - ACTRESS
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

COMEDY SERIES
New Girl
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
Modern Family


COMEDY - ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

COMEDY - ACTRESS
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C

SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES - SUPPORTING ACTOR
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES - SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
The Hour
Downton Abbey
Cinema Verite
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail


TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES - ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nigh, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES - ACTRESS
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

MOVIE NOMINATIONS

DRAMA
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse


COMEDY/MUSICAL
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn


DRAMA - ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Have to Talk About Kevin

DRAMA - ACTOR
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

COMEDY/MUSICAL - ACTRESS
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

COMEDY/MUSICAL - ACTOR
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

DIRECTOR
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

SCREENPLAY
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, The Descendants
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango


FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Flowers of War
Blood and Honey
The Kid With a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In


SCORE
The Artist
W.E.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
War Horse


ORIGINAL SONG
"Hello, Hello" (Gnomeo & Juliet)
"Keeper" (Machine Gun Preacher)
"Lay Your Head Down" (Albert Nobbs)
"The Living Proof" (The Help)
"Masterpiece" (W.E.)


(Image courtesy of Showtime/FOX)