December 15th, 2009
05:13 PM ET

The Golden Globes honor TV, too!

We don't mean to exclude this morning's television nominees!  Showtimes "Dexter" picked up three nods: Best Television Series – Drama, a lead actor nomination for Michael C. Hall and a supporting actor nod for John Lithgow.  It's the fourth straight year the HFPA has nominated Hall for playing the forensics expert/serial killer, and he was thrilled for himself, his co-star, and the show: "Thanks to the HFPA for this collective and individual recognition.  I'm very gratified that John received an individual nomination as well.  His performance as Trinity is an instant classic."

HBO's "Big Love" is also up for the best drama series prize, and its star, Bill Paxton, will square off against Hall for lead actor.  Paxton, too, was generous with his praise: "It's such a great honor to be nominated this morning.  I'm so proud of this past season of 'Big Love,' and am thrilled to share the nominations with our loyal cast and crew.  A special thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their support.  Your organization has championed us from the very beginning.  We really are a family and without my three beautiful wives I would not have made it on this short list of actors so I truly do share this with Jeanne, Ginnifer and Chloe."

Some nominees were more succinct in their statements.  Hugh Laurie of "House," also up for best actor in a drama, said merely "I feel very honored, and very very lucky."  Of course, it's not just luck: he's won twice before.  Another two-time Globes winner, Alec Baldwin, is nominated again on the comedy side for "30 Rock," and was equally brief: "I'm grateful for anything that helps the show."

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Debra R

    Re Mario: Nope but they are the best....

    Jim Parsons and Big Bang Theory should be nominated but won't be until Sheldon picks up an alternate life style (Will & Grace)

    NCIS shows the military is a positve light, now if Gibbs turns into a bribe taking, treasonous bad guy...then mark Harmon/NCIS would get a nod (The Shield)

    Alec Baldwin is a shoo in: He is obnoxious, US hating abusive parent...just what holly weird wants

    December 17, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mario M

    So those are the only two worthwhile shows on television?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debra R

    Unless they are honoring Big Bang Theory, they know nothing about comedy

    Unless they are honoring NCIS, they know nothing about drama

    If they honor Alec Baldwin at all, they are idiots.

    December 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |

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