Golden Globes royally screwed-up TV nominations

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Golden Globe nominations were released today, and I'm going ignore the film side (except to say no nomination for Jeff Bridges in "True Grit" is surprising) and focus on how the ridiculously bad television nominations prove the Hollywood Foreign Press has no idea what good TV looks like.

First, and most egregiously, "Breaking Bad" was left off the nomination list for Best Drama. Season 3 was an amazing achievement for all involved and at least deserved a nomination.

Instead, the deserving ("Mad Men" and "Boardwalk Empire") were paired with the unworthy ("Dexter," "The Walking Dead" and "The Good Wife"). "Dexter" is good, but not one of the best and "The Walking Dead" was too short of a season to be nominated. "The Good Wife" is just a typical courtroom procedural with a will they, won't they love triangle. Ugh.

Also, "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul, this year's Emmy winner for best supporting actor, was also badly snubbed and more on that later. At least "Breaking Bad's" star Bryan Cranston—whose been left off the ballot the past two years despite winning three Emmys in a row—finally got a nomination.

Next, can we all just get over "Glee?" I was one of the few who wasn't in love with the first season of “Glee” and this fall's follow-up has been just awful. Stop giving this show nominations, especially in the comedy field. It's not funny.

Then there's Piper Perabo getting a nomination for Best Actress in the drama field for her role in USA's "Covert Affairs." I don't understand how anyone thought Perabo was more deserving than Connie Britton in "Friday Night Lights."

Finally, why must the Golden Globes combine comedy, drama, and miniseries in their supporting categories? You can't have separate categories for each? Don't these supporting roles deserve the recognition? By doing this, many deserving actors and actresses never get to come get drunk at the Golden Globes and mingle with all those big time movie stars the Hollywood Foreign Press loves so much. C'mon, HFPA give the little guy a chance.

Oh, how could I forget that Jennifer Love-Hewitt was nominated for her riveting portrayal of a beauty queen turned high-priced prostitute in Lifetime's "The Client List?" Case closed.