The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards are being held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, and televised live on NBC Television Network, according to a Jan. 8, 2013 press release from NBC. The awards ceremony, hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be broadcast from 5-8 p.m. PST/8-11 p.m. EST. The nominees in the television categories are listed in this article.
The roster of presenters includes actors and actresses, many of whom are past Golden Globe winners and nominees. The presenters include George Clooney, Will Ferrell (two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Nathan Fillion, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Debra Messing, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Statham, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Kristen Wiig.
At last year's 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, "Homeland" won for Best TV Drama and Best Actress for Claire Danes. The suspense thriller in nominated once again this year, in the categories of TV drama, actress for Claire Danes, actor for Damian Lewis and supporting actor for Mandy Patinkin. 69th Golden Globe TV wins led by "Homeland" and Claire Danes
For a listing of last year's winners, see: 69th Golden Globe Awards: Winner in television categories.
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Best TV Comedy or Musical nominees are: "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash."
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series nominees are: Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Don Cheadle for "House of Lies," Louis C.K. for "Louie," Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes" and Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series nominees are: Zooey Deshanel in "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in "Veep," Lena Dunham in "Girls," Tina Fey in "30 Rock" and Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation."
Best TV Drama nominees are: "Breaking Bad." "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom."
Best Actress in a TV Drama nominees are: Connie Britton in "Nashville," Glenn Close in "Damages," Claire Danes in "Homeland," Michelle Dockery in "Downton Abbey" and Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife."
Best Actor in a TV Drama nominees are: Steve Buscemi in "Boardwalk Empire," Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad," Jeff Daniels in "The Newsroom," Jon Hamm in "Mad Men" and Damian Lewis, "Homeland."
Best Miniseries or TV Movie nominees are: "Game Change," "The Girl," "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Hour" and "Political Animals."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made or Television nominees are: Nicole Kidman in "Hemingway & Gellhorn," Jessica Lange in "American Horror Story: Asylum,: Sienna Miller in "The Girl," Julianne Moore in "Game Change: and Sigourney Weaver in "Political Animals."
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Nominees are: Kevin Costner in "Hatfields & McCoys," Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock (Masterpiece)," Woody Harrelson in "Game Change," Toby Jones in "The Girl" and Clive Owen in "Heningway & Gellhorn."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series or Motion Picture made for Television nominees are: Hayden Panettiere for Nashville," Archie Panjabi for "The Good Wife," Sarah Paulson for "Game Change," Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey: Season 2" and Sofia Vergara for "Modern Family."
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series or Motion Picture made for Television nominees are: Max Greenfield for "New Girl," Ed Harris for "Game Change," Danny Huston for "Magic City," Mandy Patinkin for "Homeland" and Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family."