'Glee' scores big in Golden Globe nominations; 'King's Speech,' 'Social Network' lead movie nominees
"Glee" earned five nominations, including rbest comedy series and lead actor ( Matthew Morrison) and actress ( Lea Michele) in a comedy. Eight other shows, including "Modern Family," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men," earned three apiece.
Among movies, "The King's Speech" tops the list with seven nominations, while "The Social Network" and "The Fighter" got six apiece. All three are up for best picture-drama.
As usual, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association served up an eclectic -- yeah, let's go with "eclectic" -- batch of nominees. They include the poorly reviewed "Burlesque" and "The Tourist" for best picture-comedy or musical, surprise nominations for Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs"), Scott Caan ("Hawaii Five-0") and Jennifer Love Hewitt (Lifetime's movie "The Client List") and a complete shutout of the Coen brothers' "True Grit." (Perhaps the HFPA thought the three nominations it gave to the 1969 version were sufficient.)
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons, both of whom won Emmys this year, each scored their first nominations for their current shows (Cranston was also nominated for "Malcolm in the Middle" in 2003). "The Big Bang Theory" is also up for best comedy series, but "Breaking Bad" was left out of the best drama race.
HBO led all TV networks with 12 nominations, thanks in large part to its strength in the TV movie/miniseries categories. Showtime scored eight nods, including two for best comedy series ( "The Big C" and "Nurse Jackie") and three of the five nominations for best lead actress in a comedy ( Toni Collette, Laura Linney and Edie Falco).
The nominees for best comedy series are "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Big C," "Glee," "Modern Family" and "Nurse Jackie." The drama series contenders are "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead."
In the movie races, the nominees for best comedy or musical are "Alice in Wonderland," "Burlesque," "The Kids Are All Right," "Red" and "The Tourist," while the drama nominees are "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network." ( See the complete list of nominees.)
The Golden Globes will air Jan. 16 on NBC. Ricky Gervais is returning as host.