Nominations for the 2005 Golden Globe Awards that will be presented Jan. 16 on KING-TV, Channel 5, were announced today and we can only hope the Emmys are paying attention.
In the TV categories, the Globes pretty much nailed every category, with fantastic, new and edgy nominations especially in the drama series and comedy series categories.
While the Emmys continued to reward the miserable programming that made us despise television until two years ago, the Globes have recognized the great new work that’s made us excited about TV again.
In best drama, the nominees are: “Commander in Chief,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Prison Break” and “Rome” — all of which are either in their first or second season. I found HBO’s “Rome” to be a bore, but enough people enjoyed it, so I can’t really argue with the pick. The other four almost certainly would make any top 10 list with my name on it.
In the best comedy category, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” appropriately holds the distinction of being the only nominee that’s been around longer than two years. The other picks are “Desperate Housewives,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “My Name is Earl,” “Entourage” and “Weeds,” another batch of rock solid picks. I wouldn’t mind seeing any of the six come away with a trophy.
In the best actor in a drama category, Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s,” Hugh Laurie of “House,” Wentworth Miller of “Prison Break,” Keifer Sutherland of “24” and Matthew Fox of “Lost” received nods.
Best actress in a drama nominees were: Patricia Arquette of “Medium,” Glenn Close of “The Shield,” Geena Davis of “Commander,” Kyra Sedgwick of “The Closer” and Polly Walker of “Rome.”
It’s four desperate housewives and a pot-dealing widow in the best actress in a comedy category as all four “Housewives” stars, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria, join Mary-Louise Parker of “Weeds.”
Best actor in a comedy nods went to Zach Braff of “Scrubs,” Steve Carrell of “The Office,” Jason Lee of “Earl,” Larry David of “Enthusiasm” and Charlie Sheen of “Two and a Half Men.”
I doubt I’ll ever know who finds “Two and a Half Men” to be funny, which makes me wonder why Sheen would be nominated in this category. The nomination would have been better in the hands of Jason Bateman of “Arrested Development.”
The show, which appears to be on the road to cancelation, was shut out of this year’s nominations.