In Treatment scored five nods, tops for a TV drama. The therapy-examining series tied the HBO movie Recount for the most overall nominations.
30 Rock and Entourage will compete for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical against Californication, The Office and Weeds. In Treatment will vie for Best TV Series, Drama opposite House, defending champ Mad Men and two first-time contenders, Dexter and True Blood.
After parodying Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, winning scads of Emmys in September, and kicking her career into a new gear, what could Fey possibly get out of the Globes—well, besides more awards and attention?
How about the chance to thank her agent?
Last January, the Globes brought Fey her first major acting award. But because of the writers' strike, Fey and all the other nominees stayed home. Her obligatory thank-yous went untelevised.
As of today's nominations, Fey, up for lead actress in a comedy/musical series, can repeat—and dust off that acceptance speech—provided she can defeat Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Debra Messing (The Starter Wife) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds).
Glenn Close is the only series winner from last January's press conference who didn't make it back onto today's nomination list. The calendar did her in. Her FX series, Damages, doesn't begin its new season until January.
With Close out, Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Kyra Sedgwick have the shot at the lead drama series actress award.
Fey's 30 Rock would seem to have a clearer path to the comedy series title since last January's winner, Ricky Gervais' Extras, wasn't nominated. (The HBO comedy wasn't snubbed; it went out of production last year.)
Winners of the 66th Annual Golden Globes are scheduled to be announced—and are expected to be present, thankyouverymuch—Jan. 11.
(Originally published Dec. 11, 2008, at 6:23 a.m. PT.)