The 2014 Golden Globe nominations are here! And while we're totally unsurprised (but pleased) by the nominations for Breaking Bad, Kerry Washington (Scandal) and James Spader (The Blacklist), there were plenty of shockers and gut-wrenching snubs.
Here's our take on the TV side:
1.Tatiana Maslany: Sound the alarm. It finally happened! Tatiana Maslany, who plays multiple characters on BBC America's Orphan Black, was the biggest oversight from the 2013 Emmys, and the 2014 SAG Award nominations, and the Globes voters have finally made it right with an acting nod. She's doing six times the work, and nailing every single moment of it. If you've seen even a few minutes of her on this addictive series, you know that based on challenge and merit alone, Maslany should win the award. But for now, we'll just celebrate the long overdue nom finally coming to fruition!
2. Monica Potter: Hang on one sec, we've got something in our eye, and it's called: Tears for the recognition of Potter's incredible, sob-inducing role on NBC's Parenthood. Going up against Sofía Vergara of Modern Family, Hayden Panetierre of Nashville, Jacqueline Bisset of Dancing on the Edge and Janet McTeer of The White Queen, TV's Supporting Actress category is easily one of the most intriguing. And we're pulling for Potter to win. Fun fact: She beat out heavy hitters like Julie Bowen
3. Andy Samberg and Brooklyn Nine Nine vs. Amy Poehler and Parks and Recreation! Easily our favorite inbred competition of the year, creator Mike Schur's two fantastic comedies are going up against each other, asn Brooklyn scored a surprising nomination for comedy series.
4. Josh Charles: Win for Lockhart and Gardner! Anyone who saw the fifth episode of the current season of The Good Wife knew Josh Charles was a shoo-in for all the awards. (No one has ever cleared a desk so dramatically!) The Good Wife's creative resurgence this year, with epsiodes that have left us leaping out of our seats, has secured it a place as the only network series among the Drama Series contenders. (Julianna Margulies got a nod too, in a move that surprirsed absolutely no one.)
4. Michael J Fox: Nice to see him show up here in the Best Comedy Actor category, as his performance on NBC's new comedy The Michael J Fox Show has reminded us just how fantastic Fox can be.
5. Taylor Schilling: No series nominations for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black or Arrrested Development, but Taylor Schilling and Jason Bateman scored much-deserved and somewhat surprising nods as the show's leads. Netflix also scored big with House of Cards, receiving a nom for Best Drama and Best Actor for Kevin Spacey. A banner year for this new form of TV content. And of course, more to come.
6. Masters of Sex: The ratings have not been blockbuster, so the nominations for Masters of Sex and its lead Michael Sheen are surely very welcome by Showtime, and might inspire more viewers to check out this fantastic new series. That said, the omission of Lizzie Caplan is surprising, as she's turning out one of the most riveting performances anywhere on TV this season. Next year, HFPA?
1. Homeland: We keep checking the list over and over and there isn't a single mention of the Showtime awards-show juggernaut anywhere. Do we need glasses? No nod for Drama Series. No nods for Claire Danes or Damian Lewis. You know how there's been talk about Homeland backlash that the show has never been the same after the first season? Apparently, Globes voters are leading the charge. Wow.
2. Mad Men: Also completely shut out of Wednesday's SAG Award nominations, it seems Mad Men is clearly on the downslide when it comes to major awards. The latest season, considered by fans and critics to be uneven at best, might be the former Globes and Emmys heavyweight's undoing. Not a single nomination for Best Drama, or any individual acting categories in this year's Globe nominations. Time to pour another scotch, Don Draper.
3. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead: They might have insanely devout fan followings (and mega ratings), but that doesn't mean the Globes voters will throw either show a bone! Too niche and too gross and too cultish for mainstream viewers, GoT and TWD were once again shut out of the major categories, including not a single acting nomination for Game of Thrones. No Peter Dinklage, Globes voters? Really? Have you no eyes or ears or soul?
4. Nick Offerman: Really, Hollywood Foreign Press? How dare you. Anyone who watches Parks and Recreation can tell you that Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson is perhaps the greatest comedic role around, and his perennial snub makes us want to weep into our waffles.
5. Bellamy Young on Scandal: OK, it was a long shot, but her performance as the most complicated and equally lovable and hateable character on TV had us hoping she might somehow secure a nomination in the supporting category. Globes tosses in everyone from series, movies and miniseries into one itty bitty category, however, so it was hardly a fair fight. Somewhere, drunk Mellie is awesomely spinning some sort of plan to change that.
6: Veep, Arrested Development, Orange Is the New Black: A tough year for comedy! All were shut out thanks to Brooklyn's surprise nomination.
7. Modern Family Cast: Sofia Vergara was the only cast member to secure an acting nomination. No Ty Burrell or Julie Bowen is pretty shocking!