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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Some Immediate and Reactionary Impressions to the Golden Globe Nominations…

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations are out today. Too bad that at times they look more like the brainless People’s Choice Awards.

I don’t take that much issue with the Motion Picture section, though there is some fascinating stuff there:

Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated twice in the Best Actor category as is Clint Eastwood in the Best Director category!

Of the Best Foreign Language Film category—something that should be reserved for genuinely foreign films—two American productions, “Apocalypto” and “Letters From Iwo Jima” are included. Shame on you Globes.

No, it’s the TV section that really chaps my hide:

Best Drama Series continues to laud “24” and “Lost” (which didn’t deserve a nod this year) but doesn’t include such stellar shows as “The Wire” or “Battlestar Galactica”!?

Best Comedy Series doesn’t acknowledge “How I Met Your Mother", easily one of the funniest things on TV and likewise ignores the absolutely hilarious Neal Patrick Harris in the Best Performance category.

Lets hope the Emmys set some of this right.

Doubtless I'll have further impressions later, especially as I give the list a more than cursory reading, but for now it's back to my finals...


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