Huh? Alan Ball’s blood-thinner rookie vampire series True Blood gets a nod over the final, terrific season of The Wire? True Blood will be dribbling on for years, I’m sure — couldn’t the Globes have given The Wire some credit for both this season and its enduring legacy?
Both Weeds and Entourage have had uneven seasons at best; me, I’d havegone with Samantha Who? (hey, funnier than you think) or even better — dosome channel-surfing, Globe-trotters! — Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Mary Louise-Parker, Weeds
Sorry: any round-up of TV-comedy actresses that doesn’t include Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ (pictured) continuing slapstick brilliance in The New Adventures of Old Christine is shameful. I mean, I like Debra Messing — but in The Starter Wife? This was like a we-loved-her-in-Will-&-Grace gimme-nomination.
The Globes are known for being more adventurous and more willing to acknowledge newcomers quicker than the Emmys, so wouldn’t it have been better if, instead of giving Tony Shaloub his umpteenth Monk nomination, they nominated Jim Parons, the brilliant dweeb in Big Bang Theory?
Your turn, PopWatchers: Tell us who else got snubbed in this morning’s Golden Globes small-screen nominations? Then head over to our Oscar Watch blog for Dave Karger’s reaction to the movie category nominees.