You’ve seen the nominees. Now let’s praise what the Golden Globes got right.
1. Best Actress in a TV Drama
This category should have been Tatiana Maslany nominated five times for five different roles, but unfortunately, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Schilling, Robin Wright, and (probable winner) Kerry Washington had to crash the Clone Club. Maslany was ignored at the Emmys, so it’s nice to see some non-genre specific award love for the excellent Orphan Black, one of the year’s best new shows. Maybe Best Clone in a Clone Drama for 2014?
2. Best TV Comedy
Usually, Best TV Comedy is easy. It’s a whole bunch of stuff we don’t like, such as The Big Bang Theory and Girls, versus one show we love. But this year, there’s two: veteran Parks and Recreation and newcomer Brooklyn Nine-Nine. A MICHAEL SCHUR DIVIDED AGAINST HIMSELF CANNOT STAND. Either choice would be fine, not that it matters, not when Modern Family was nominated, too.
3. Best TV Drama
Breaking Bad will (and should) win, but good for the little watched, much adored Masters of Sex for taking Homeland‘s spot for Best TV Drama. Michael Sheen was also nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama, but, um, where’s Lizzy Caplan? First Mr. Skin and now THIS? For shame.
4. Best TV Miniseries or Movie
2013 was the year Sundance became a major cable player…with shows about zombies and cannibals (The Returned), implied rape (Rectify), and even more rape (Top of the Lake). So, that’s fun. But all three series were excellent, and Top appears in the Best Miniseries category against American Horror Story: Coven and Behind the Candelabra, among others. And with that one nomination, Elisabeth Moss was better represented than all of Mad Men, which was completely shut out.
5. And the Rest…
OK, enough with the niceness: WHERE THE HELL IS GAME OF THRONES AND JUSTIFIED.
You said it, Khal.