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Golden Globes: Nominations, snubs and surprises in the TV category

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The 2014 Golden Globe Awards nominees were revealed on Dec. 12. As usual, there were quite a few snubs and surprises, especially in the TV category. According to the “LA Times,” House of Cards” and “Behind the Candelabra” received the most nominations with four each, while “Breaking Bad,” “The Good Wife,” “Dancing on the Edge” and “The White Queen” followed with three each. While many of the TV nominees were expected and no surprise at all, there were quite a few snubs and surprises.

It wasn’t a big shocker that “Breaking Bad” received three Golden Globe nominations. However Anna Gunn was snubbed in the Best Actress category. Just yesterday, she was nominated for a SAG Award. On the other hand, Aaron Paul was nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe Award, but he didn't receive a SAG nomination.

The biggest snubs happened in the Best Actress, Drama category. Early favorites Michelle Dockery from “Downton Abbey” and Claire Danes from “Homeland” were completely snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press (which consists of 90 reporters from 55 countries). This was a total surprise. Last year, Maggie Smith won the Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for “Downton Abbey,” but she was ignored this time around.

“Homeland” was snubbed big time. At the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, the series won Best Drama, but this time around, it didn’t even receive a nomination, which is shocking, to say the least. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis also won Golden Globes last year, but both weren’t even nominated this year. E! Online posted on Dec. 12:

We keep checking the list over and over and there isn’t a single mention of the Showtime awards-show juggernaut anywhere. Do we need glasses? No nods for Claire Danes or Damian Lewis. You know there’s been talk about ‘Homeland’ backlash that the show has never been the same after the first season? Apparently, Globes voters are leading the charge. Wow.

In the Comedy Series category, “Arrested Development” and “Veep” were both snubbed, while newcomer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” made the list.

Yes, it’s a year of big snubs and shocking surprises when it comes to this year’s TV nominees. The 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards will air on Jan. 12, 2014 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as hosts. To see Amy talk about hosting again, be sure to watch the video above. Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Sosie Bacon, the 21-year-old daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, has already been crowned Miss Golden Globes 2014.

Below are the 2014 Golden Globe nominees in the television category.

Best TV Series, Drama:

  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “House of Cards”
  • “Masters of Sex”
  • “The Good Wife”

Winner in 2013: “Homeland”

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama:

  • Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad”
  • Michael Sheen for “Masters of Sex”
  • Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards”
  • James Spader for “The Blacklist”
  • Live Schreiber for “Ray Donovan”

Winner in 2013: Damian Lewis for “Homeland”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama:

  • Julianna Marguiles for “The Good Wife”
  • Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan”
  • Taylor Schilling for “Orange is the New Black”
  • Kerry Washington for “Scandal”
  • Robin Wright for “House of Cards”

Winner in 2013: Claire Danes for “Homeland”

Best TV Series, Comedy:

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • “Girls”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Parks and Recreation”

Winner in 2013: “Girls”

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy:

  • Jason Bateman for “Arrested Development”
  • Don Cheadle for “House of Lies”
  • Michael J. Fox for “The Michael J. Fox Show”
  • Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Andy Samberg for “Broklyn Nine-Nine”

Winner in 2013: Don Cheadle for “House of Lies”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy:

  • Zooey Deschenel for “New Girl”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep”
  • Lena Dunham for “Girls”
  • Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie”
  • Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation”

Winner in 2013: Lena Dunham for “Girls”

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series:

  • “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • “Behind the Candelabra”
  • “Dancing on the Edge”
  • “Top of the Lake”
  • “White Queen”

Winner in 2013: “Game Change”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:

  • Matt Damon for “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Michael Douglas for “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor for “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Iris Elba for “Luther”
  • Al Pacino for “Phil Spector”

Winner in 2013: Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:

  • Helena Bonham Carter for “Burton and Taylor”
  • Rebecca Ferguson for “White Queen”
  • Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • Helen Mirren for “Phil Spector”
  • Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake”

Winner in 2013: Julianne Moore for “Game Change”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

  • Josh Charles for “The Good Wife”
  • Rob Lowe for “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Aaron Paul for “Breaking Bad”
  • Corey Stoll for “House of Cards”
  • Jon Voight for “Ray Donovan”

Winner in 2013: Ed Harris for “Game Change”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

  • Jacqueline Bisset for “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Janet McTeer for “White Queen”
  • Hayden Panettiere for “Nashville”
  • Monica Potter for “Parenthood”
  • Sofia Vergara for “Modern Family”

Winner in 2013: Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey”

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