2013 Golden Globe Nominations: 'Nashville,' 'Smash' and More
2013 Golden Globe Nominations: 'Nashville,' 'Smash' and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, and as always, it's a mix of old favorites and wacky new entries. Sure shows like Homeland, Downton Abbey and Modern Family got multiple nominations, but so did ABC's Nashville. And somehow NBC's Smash got nominated for Best Comedy/Musical Series.

The Golden Globes are often eager to embrace new shows, and that they did. On the drama side, Nashville proved a big hit for ABC picking up nominations for stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. One of the more unexpected nominations came for Danny Huston from the Starz series Magic City, which you probably didn't watch. The majority of the categories, however, were as expected, with Homeland, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey. Interestingly, Mad Men was left off the list of best dramas. Also the total lack of Game of Thrones is mind-boggling.

On the comedy side, Veep and Girls did well as expected, and the Golden Globes' love affair with the little-watched Showtime comedy Episodes continued. In a very surprising nomination, NBC's maligned Smash was recognized in the Comedy/Musical category, meaning it will compete against shows like Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.

And in the increasingly confusing American Horror Story category saga, Jessica Lange was nominated in the Miniseries/TV Movie category one day after the SAG Awards nominated her for Drama Series.

Oddly enough that's the only nomination for any of Ryan Murphy's three shows. The Golden Globes have been very generous to him in the past, but Glee and The New Normal were both snubbed in all Comedy categories.

On the film side, as expected, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty dominated with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained getting lots of love after being snubbed by the SAG Awards.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, January 13 on NBC hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Miniseries/TV Movie
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields and McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Drama Lead Actor
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Drama Lead Actress
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Comedy Lead Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Comedy Lead Actress
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Miniseries/TV Movie Lead Actor
Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
ClIve Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Miniseries/TV Movie Lead Actress
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Supporting Actor
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Supporting Actress
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Drama Lead Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Drama Lead Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Comedy/Musical Lead Actor
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Moonrise Kingdom

Comedy/Musical Lead Actress
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Chrstoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantinol, Django Unchained

Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook
Django Unchained

Foreign Film
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Rust and Bone

Animated Film
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

"For You," Act of Valor
"Not Running Anymore" Stand Up Guys
"Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games
"Skyfall," Skyfall
"Suddenly," Les Miserables

Life of Pi
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas

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