Golden Globe Awards 2013 Nominations in TV Led by 'Game Change' and 'Homeland'
Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Aida Takla-O'Reilly along with actors Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms woke up early on Thursday, December 13 to unveil the nominations of the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. In TV field, "Game Change" has a great change to be a big winner as it grabs the most nods among other shows.
The HBO TV movie is up for best miniseries or TV movie kudo, facing off "The Girl", "Hatfields & McCoys", "The Hour" and "Political Animals". Its four stars, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Sarah Paulson and Woody Harrelson, also score an acting nom each.
"Homeland", meanwhile, continues showing its domination this year by scoring foud nods, including the coveted best drama series. It faces a tough competition from "Breaking Bad", "Boardwalk Empire", "Downton Abbey" and "The Newsroom". Lead stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis as well as supporting actor Mandy Patinkin get individual nominations.
Commenting on the show's domination at many awards nominations, "Homeland" co-creator/executive producer Howard Gordon said in a statement, "It's a been a great year for television and to be recognized by the HFPA in the company of such extraordinary nominees is an incredible thrill."
He added, "We're grateful to all the other shows on television for raising the standards each year and to everyone involved with 'Homeland' - from the cast and crew to Showtime and Fox 21 for their hard work, creativity and support."
In comedy or musical field, "Modern Family" soars with three noms. It is up against "The Big Bang Theory", "Episodes", "Girls" and "Smash" for the best comedy or musical series, and leads Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin to get nominated as best actress and actor in comedy or musical respectively.
Steven Spielberg, who is one of the executive producers on "Smash", reacted to the show's nomination, "Everyone who is involved with 'Smash' whether on the outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the aisles this morning on this wonderful news."
Hayden Panettiere shared the same excitement as she gets nominated for best supporting actress through her role on "Nashville". "I am so shocked and thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination," she gushed.
"Callie Khouri created such an amazing and juicy character in Juliette Barnes making her so much fun to play. This show is a dream to work on with this incredible cast. It's such an honor," the "Heroes" alumna continued. Her co-star Connie Britton also gets a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series, Drama.
Other shows getting multiple nominees are "Downton Abbey" with three, as well as "Breaking Bad", "Boardwalk Empire", "The Newsroom", "Big Bang Theory", "New Girl", "The Good Wife" and more with two each. "Game of Thrones", meanwhile, gets snubbed by the HFPA this year.
The 2013 Golden Globe Awards will announce the winners in TV and movie categories in a gala set to air live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 13 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are tapped as the hosts.
2013 Golden Globe Nominations in TV: Best TV Series, Drama
- Connie Britton, "Nashville"
- Glenn Close, "Damages"
- Claire Danes, "Homeland"
- Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
- Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
- Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
- Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
- Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
- Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
- Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
- Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
- Lena Dunham, "Girls"
- Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
- Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
- Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
- Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
- Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
- Louis C.K., "Louie"
- Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
- Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
- Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
- Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
- Toby Jones, "The Girl"
- Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
- Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
- Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
- Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
- Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
- Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
- Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
- Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
- Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
- Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
- Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
- Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
- Ed Harris, "Game Change"
- Danny Huston, "Magic City"
- Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
- Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
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