See, it's actually a stellar year for freshman TV comedy, which is why I didn't mind getting up bright dark and early at 2 a.m. for our live E! coverage of the 2010 Golden Globe nominations this morning. Because along with the usual nods for the still-deserving 30 Rock clan, we also saw nominations for newcomers we love, like Glee (four nominations, and that's more than 30 Rock!), Modern Family, Toni Collette (United States of Tara) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie).
It also didn't hurt that John Krasinski was in the house to read off names (though he didn't stick around for any interviews afterward...boo).
While we can't begin to tell you just how robbed Jennifer Carpenter (Deb) was, Dexter did receive some love, including nods for Michael C. Hall, John Lithgow (who is up against Neil Patrick Harris, why?!) and Best Drama series. We might still be reeling from the finale, but any and all of these awards would be much deserved. In response to his nomination, Dexter Morgan himself, Michael C. Hall, tells us: "Thanks to the HFPA for this collective and individual recognition. I'm very gratified that John received an individual nomination as well. His performance as Trinity is an instant classic." True dat.
In more surprising snubs news, critical sensation—and all around great show—Sons of Anarchy was shutout completely, even Katey Sagal, who delivered one of the most moving performances on television this year. The Emmy winning Breaking Bad was also left without a nomination, and former Globes staples Monk and Tony Shalhoub were overlooked for the final season. Michael Emerson took home the only nomination for Lost, although we're guessing they're saving up their awards for the final year.
And hello, HFPA, what is up with the Amy Poehler snub? With Parks and Recreation enjoying a stellar sophomore year, and Amy obviously being a huge reason behind that, her exclusion might be most shocking of all.
Overall, it was the year of new series and their stars. Along with Glee, Modern Family, Courteney Cox is up for Best Actress in CougarTown, Thomas Jane was surprisingly nominated for Hung, and Julianna Margulies will represent The Good Wife, but for all of the newbies, there is a seasoned vet waiting in the wings. Mad Men, The Office, House, Big Love, Entourage (seriously?! Do I have to be a boy to appreciate this past season?) and 30 Rock are still worthy opponents in each of the categories above.
Don't miss the 2010 Golden Globes, Sunday, Jan. 17 on NBC.
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