The Golden Globes are all about celebrating the best of the best in film and television. And I’m glad to share that many of my favorite TV shows and movies of the year received nominations this Tuesday. In the television categories, the FOX sensation that is Glee nabbed four nominations (best comedy or musical, acting nods for Matthew Morrison, Lea Michelle, and Jane Lynch); House received two nominations (best drama, acting nod for Hugh Laurie); newcomer Modern Family received one nomination (best comedy or musical); and Lost‘s Michael Emerson, HIMYM‘s Neil Patrick Harris, and Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven all received acting nods.
With talk of award show nominations always comes the necessary mention of who got screwed over. Although there are so many snubs to mention (as there usually always are) I will keep my rant in check with one actor who was overlooked this year and that is Fringe’s John Noble. Noble, who plays the eccentric mad scientist and genius Walter Bishop, is a phenomenal actor who by all standards deserves an award for his acting achievements. Walter is a strong, emotional character who is, frankly, the best character of the show. Noble stands out among a solid cast because of his wide-range of skills; he knows how to balance being a crazy mad scientist and a loving and caring father. His character calls for a great actor to represent him, and Noble was the perfect fit. Although Fringe is in a bit of a sophomore slump ratings-wise, it continues to push the boundaries of what is shown on TV these days, and John Noble’s Walter Bishop carries it all on his talented shoulders.
Let’s talk film. Inglourious Basterds, a personal favorite, made the cut along with Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Precious, and Up in the Air for Best Picture (Drama). The Hangover got a nod for Best Picture (Comedy). The Best Animated film category includes Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess & The Frog, and (my pick) Up. Up also got a nod for Best Score. Some notable acting nods include Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). For Best Director there’s Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), James Cameron (Avatar), and Clint Eastwood (Invictus), among others. District 9′s Neill Blomkamp received a nod for Best Screenplay.
Head after the break for the full listing of nominations. The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs January 17 on NBC. The hilarious Ricky Gervais hosts. I know I’ll be cheering for Glee, Modern Family, Lost, House, District 9, Up…..