2009 Golden Globe TV Nominations: 'Glee' Leads a New Comedy Revolution
2009 Golden Globe TV Nominations: 'Glee' Leads a New Comedy Revolution
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, and on the TV side, returning dramas ruled while new comedies pushed old favorites aside.  Glee claims to top spot with four nominations, for Best Comedy Series as well as individual nominations for stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.

The Comedy acting categories also saw a ton of fresh blood with new Showtime and HBO stars earning nominations.  For Dramas, the field is once again dominated by cable with HBO's Big Love, FX's Damages and Showtime's Dexter all scoring multiple nominations.

DRAMA
Big Love
Dexter
House
Mad Men
True Blood

-Nothing huge or surprising here, except maybe how the rather dull Big Love keeps getting nominated while FX dramas like Damages and Sons of Anarchy are ignored.

COMEDY
30 Rock
Entourage
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

-While Glee swept the morning, the real winner is Modern Family, a smart and very funny show that managed to get in without all the hip, cool buzz of Glee.

DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love
-A rather dull and expected lineup.

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Juliana Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
-Kudos to the lovely January Jones and the return of Julianna Margulies.

COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
-Not only did Morrison sneak in, but also Thomas Jane for Hung, sidelining many old favorites like Charlie Sheen or Tony Shalhoub.

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Courtney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee
-The newest category, Tina Fey is defending against four new stars, including two Showtime ladies, an ex-Friend and one hell of a voice.

SUPPORTING ACTOR
John Lithgow, Dexter
Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
William Hurt, Damages
-The supporting categories at the Golden Globes combine drama, comedy and miniseries, so I'm excited that only TV shows made it.  While Piven is out of fashion these days, Lithgow was breathtaking.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jane Lynch, Glee
Rose Byrne, Damages
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Jane Adams, Hung
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
-All that really matters is that Jane Lynch, who gave the funniest performance of the year as Sue Sylvester on Glee, is nominated.



(Image courtesy of FOX)




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