Thursday, December 15, 2011

69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations; 2012 SAG Nominations

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced! HBO leads with 18 (up from 12 last year) nominations. Showtime follows with 8 (the same as last year). ABC leads the broadcast nominees with 4 this year, followed by Fox and NBC with 3 and CBS with 2. Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire and Homeland were the most nominated television series with 3 each this year. The telecast airs Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 from 8-11pm ET on NBC. Here are the major nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Enlightened (HBO)
Episodes (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
COMMENTS: There were only 5 nominations in the categories this year. No 30 Rock or The Big Bang Theory this year. Newcomers to this list: Enlightened, Episodes and New Girl. Modern Family has to be the heavy favorite.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
COMMENTS: Tina Fey and Laura Linney are nominated again. Laura Dern, Zooey Deschanel and Amy Poehler are new this year. Edie Falco is a surprise omission.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
David Duchovny, Californication (Showtime)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
COMMENTS: No Jim Parsons or Steve Carell this year. David Duchovny, Johnny Galecki and Matt LeBlanc are new from last year.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
American Horror Story (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Boss (Starz)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
COMMENTS: All of the nominees are newcomers this year and air on cable. The Good Wife was deserving from the broadcast networks.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Mireille Enos, The Killing (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness (USA Network)
COMMENTS: Only Julianna Margulies returns from last year. Callie Thorne is a major surprise. Madeleine Stowe receives the first nomination for ABC's soapy Revenge.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kelsey Grammer, Boss (Starz)
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias (Showtime)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)
COMMENTS: Steve Buscemi and Bryan Cranston return from last year. Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights is a surprise omission.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX)
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Maggie Smith, Downtown Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce (mini-series) (HBO)
COMMENTS: Kelly Macdonald and Sofia Vergara are nominated again. The others are newcomers. Julie Bowen was also deserving, but it's tough with only 5 nominees.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail (TV film) (HBO)
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce (mini-series) (HBO)
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite (TV film) (HBO)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
COMMENTS: Eric Stonestreet is nominated again this year. Ty Burrell was also worthy of a nomination.

View the FULL list of television nominees and to discuss this.


Awards season is heating up with the Golden Globes above and the WGA Awards & PGA Nominations last week, now we have another. Yesterday, the 18th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAG) nominees were announced. Leading the pack were Modern Family, 30 Rock and Dexter. Among the broadcast networks, NBC led with 6 nominations followed by ABC and CBS with 5 each. HBO led overall with 11 nominations. TV Land's Hot in Cleveland got its second straight nomination for star Betty White, while the Glee craze has died down with only one nomination. The awards will air live Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

Here are the main TV nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams (Suits, USA Network)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, DirecTV)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates (Harry's Law, NBC)
Glenn Close (Damages, FX)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story, FX)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, CBS)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore

View the complete TV portion nominees and to discuss the nominees!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February)

The Bob Newhart Show - Season Five The Bob Newhart Show - The Final (Sixth) Season Maude - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) The Wonder Years - Season Two Mama's Family - The Complete Sixth Season

02/03 - The Bob Newhart Show - Season Five
02/03 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Final (Sixth) Season
02/03 - Maude - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) / The Complete Series Available 3/17 (Shout! Factory)
02/03 - The Wonder Years - Season Two
02/10 - Mama's Family - The Complete Sixth Season
02/10 - Nurse Jackie - Season Six (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 1

The Simpsons - "Walking Big & Tall" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Lisa learns Springfield's anthem was stolen from another town, she writes a replacement. Meanwhile, Homer learns the meaning of “Wide Pride.”

Bob's Burgers - "The Gayle Tales" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Linda's sister, Gayle (guest voice Megan Mullally), arrives at Bob's Burgers in tears because her date for the evening was cancelled and she had theater tickets!!! Desperate to get out of the house after being grounded, the kids compete to be Aunt Gayle's “date” for the evening via an essay contest.

The Simpsons - "The Princess Guide" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer is put in charge of keeping Princess Kemi out of trouble while her father, a Nigerian king, works out a uranium deal with Mr. Burns. When Kemi ends up at Moe’s, Moe jumps to the conclusion that she must be related to the Nigerian prince who scammed him over email and schemes to get his money back. But much to his surprise, he finds himself falling for the princess.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Boyle-Linetti Wedding" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It’s the day of Gina and Charles’ parents’ wedding, and the whole squad is given a job to fulfill for the ceremony. However, Jake and Amy get sidetracked chasing a criminal, and Terry struggles to officiate the wedding.

The Last Man on Earth - "Alive in Tucson" and "The Elephant in the Room" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Last Man on Earth chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy – and humanity’s last hope – who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do. The year is 2020, and after a deadly virus has swept the planet, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller (Forte). He used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one. As he returns to his hometown of Tucson, Phil comes to the realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.

Liv and Maddie - "Muffer-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie prepares for her game but is nervous about her knee; Liv films a sequel to a commercial she was in when she was 6 years old.

K.C. Undercover - "Photo Bombed" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Marisa's photo could be featured in magazines and billboards; the only problem is that contest photo is of K.C.

I Didn't Do It - "The Not-So-Secret Lives of Mosquitoes & Muskrats" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When news breaks that Lindy is dating a student from a rival school, she becomes a social outcast; Garret's never been kissed.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 2) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, March 2

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joshua Molina (Sports Night) - Joshua appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cathy Ladman (Caroline in the City) - Cathy visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette talks about ABC's Secrets & Lies on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Friends) - Lisa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry talks about Fish in the Dark on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) - Sean talks about his hit comedy series on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) and Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Matthew and Thomas are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.