The Golden Globe TV nominations contained a few surprises, with series noms for frosh skeins "Brooklyn Nine Nine," "House of Cards" and "Masters of Sex" while "Homeland" and "Mad Men" were shut out of the race.
Netflix had a big showing with "House of Cards" (pictured) leading all series with four noms, including a bid for drama series and for star Kevin Spacey. HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" also grabbed four noms. HBO once again leads all networks with nine noms, followed by Netflix, Showtime and Starz with six apiece.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
Among the new faces in the top acting races are Michael J. Fox with a lead comedy actor bid for "The Michael J. Fox Show," Tatiana Maslany for BBC America's "Orphan Black," Taylor Schilling for Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and Liev Schreiber for Showtime's "Ray Donovan." James Spader was considered a lock for a lead actor nom for "The Blacklist," and didn't disappoint.
Chiwetel Ejiofor had a good morning, landing acting noms for "12 Years a Slave" and a longform TV lead actor nod for his role in the Starz miniseries "Dancing on the Edge."
Overall, Globes voters stuck with their tradition of balancing returning nominees with new blood.
"Masters of Sex" and "House of Cards" enliven the drama series race, displacing 2013 nominees "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Newsroom," as well as "Homeland." CBS' "The Good Wife" was back in the hunt after sitting out for two years. The returning nominees are "Breaking Bad" and "Downton Abbey."
In comedy, 2013 champ "Girls" is back for a second go-round. Noms for Fox's "Brooklyn Nine Nine" and NBC's "Parks and Recreation" made it a happy morning for exec producers Michael Schur and Daniel Goor. "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory" are back in contention but Showtime's "Episodes" did not make the cut, nor did NBC's now-departed "Smash."
The lead drama actor and actress categories are almost entirely revamped, with "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston and "Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies as the only repeat nominees. Cranston's competition includes Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") as well as Schreiber, Sheen and Spader.
Gone from the lead actress race this year are Danes, "Nashville's" Connie Britton (her castmade Hayden Panettiere was back with supporting nod), "Downton's" Michelle Dockery, as well Glenn Close who was up for the final season of "Damages" in 2013. "Scandal's" Kerry Washington and "House of Cards'" Robin Wright will contend with Margulies, Maslany and Schilling.
The lead comedy actor and actress categories saw less of a shakeup other than the surprising lack of recognition for kudos faves Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin for the swan-song season of "30 Rock."
"Brooklyn" star Andy Samberg joins Michael J. Fox as nominees from frosh series. Don Cheadle, the 2013 winner, is back for Showtime's "House of Lies," as is Jim Parsons of "Big Bang Theory." Jason Bateman from the revived "Arrested Development" also made the cut.
Amy Poehler one-upped her fellow Globes host Fey in landing a nom for "Parks and Recreation." 2013 winner Lena Dunham was back with a repeat bit for "Girls," while Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") are also repeat nominees. And Edie Falco was back in the hunt for "Nurse Jackie" after sitting out a year.
The longform acting categories yielded a bevy of film stars, from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for "Behind the Candelabra" to Al Pacino and Helen Mirren for HBO's "Phil Spector." Starz' hauled in noms for its British co-production of "White Queen," which landed in the movie/miniseries category and noms for Rebecca Ferguson (lead actress) and Janet McTeer (supporting).
Joining "Candelabra," "Dancing on the Edge" and "White Queen" in the movie/miniseries race are "American Horror Story: Coven" (which landed a repeat lead actress nom for Jessica Lange) and Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake."
"Parenthood" star Monica Potter was a welcome newcomer in the Globes' grab-bag supporting actor categories that span made-fors and series. Potter was seen as a shoo-in for a supporting drama actress Emmy nod earlier this year, after her strong arc in the family drama last season, but was left off the list. Joining Potter, McTeer and Panettierre on the distaff side are Jacqueline Bissett ("Dancing on the Edge") and Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family").
"Good Wife's" Josh Charles landed his first Globe nom in the supporting actor field. Aaron Paul is a contender for "Breaking Bad," as is Jon Voight for "Ray Donovan," Rob Lowe for "Behind the Candelabra" and Corey Stoll for "House of Cards."
Here is the complete list of TV nominees:
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