Dec 132012

Golden Globes:
Mad Men was not nominated for Best Television Drama? Now you people are just being silly! Once again, the Mad Women fare worse than the Mad Men; Jon Hamm received a well-deserved nomination for Best Actor in a TV Drama, but Christina, Elizabeth, and January are unnoticed. You can’t even say “Who does Christina have to fuck?” anymore, because in Season 5 she covered that angle.

Thank you, GGs, for noticing Adele’s superb “Skyfall,” and for noticing that a James Bond film exists. Thank you SAGs for the first-ever nomination for an actor in a James Bond film (Javier Bardem).

Here’s the full list of nominations for “our” shows:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Breaking Bad.” AMC
“Downton Abbey: Season 2,” PBS
“Homeland,” SHOWTIME

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in A Series – Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series – Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey: Season 2”

Screen Actors Guild:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Breaking Bad
The Walking Dead


  11 Responses to “Golden Globes and SAG Nominations Today”

  1. The fact that “The Newsroom” was nominated over “Mad Men” is a total joke, much like the Golden Globes themselves. Maybe Jon will win to make up for the other oversights.


  3. It seems that that the Globes’ nomination committee is too busy to watch TV. The classic line is that producers ask security guards how to vote for the Oscars.

    Homeland for “best” drama? Really?

    Given that JJ had priorities during Season Five she did well to appear in three episodes – no surprise to be passed over this time ’round. Moss and Hendricks should get a nod – especially Hendricks since arguably she had her best season yet.

    • Homeland for “best” drama? Really?

      This above all. I was such a fan of the first season. Loved its tight plotting, its wonderful use of tension, its performances. But Season 2 is ALL performance, nothing else.

      Love that Mandy Patinkin got a nod, though. Hey, do you think he’d consider leaving his wife and kids for me?

      It worked for Carrie Mathison …

  4. I can’t believe this. Part of me thinks it must have something to do with the timing of the season, but I know that can’t be right.

    We have to handle this the way everyone who watched The Wire handled that show’s repeated snubs at the Emmys and Golden Globes. We have to decide that you can’t make anyone, even an awards-season voter, care about quality. You can’t take a nation of Real Housewives watchers and force them to suddenly notice that this other thing going on, at another cable network, is more relevant to American life.

    Choose not to care, Basketcases. It’s not easy, but we can do it. 🙂

  5. I think a very real problem with season 5, in regards to the individual actors, is they are now getting snubbed for nominations, especially the female leads, because they simply weren’t given substantial storylines to play. When you’re looking at women like Julianna Margulies and Clare Danes who have the entire series built around them, it’s hard to, while they are beyond brilliant, include Hendricks and Moss when they were just REACTING to OTHER people for a majority of the season. That’s my feeling when it comes down to SAG snubs, and GG snubs.

    The Other Woman is really the only big thing that Hendricks and Moss have to show for the season, in the flashy awards-genre submission thing. And even EM, in The Other Woman, only has a really really great scene at the end.

    I just hope that in a way Matthew Weiner does write a bit for the Emmy’s this year, meaning, give these gals and guys big storylines throughout the whole season so they have a shot! If Mad Men leaves the air without one acting accolade since Hamm won the Golden Globe years ago, locusts and fires will befall the earth! Or maybe I’ll just be a really disappointed fan 🙁

    • As for disappointment I found, when my Season Five set came in, that a little quality time with the shows and commentaries solves that nicely (award shows are sooo relatively ephemeral).


      I agree that Peggy’s role receeded in this season, some of this was in service to the fabulous Ginzberg, and perhaps too much to the new Mrs. Draper.


      On the other hand Joan had a lot going on in Season 5 – arguably the most substantial season for her.

      Some great continuing duet acting with newly introduced Mrs. Holloway.

      The shock of the “prank” EEO ad – which lured her to find out that Lane was “holding the books together with spit”.

      Drop kicking Dr. Harris – some good duets there, too.

      Her fabulous outing with Don after she tore up Dr. Harris’ divorce suit.

      Love advice for Peggy, love from Lane.

      (love the Staff’s episode summaries)

      Joan’s big (huge) play to become partner.

      I blame the SAG and GG nominating committees for missing Joan’s meatiest season.

  6. Honestly, as long as I get to see Jon Hamm in a tux, I’ll be happy. 🙂

  7. It was an experimental season and I think that definitely played into it, also the fact that people found Megan’s prominence so divisive. But, still, very shocking to snub the show completely. Even at its worst, it’s still one of the Top 5 shows globally.

  8. L.A. is a redneck town. Always will be. You think they even heard of The Wire, much less approve of its non-white cast?
    Awards from Hollywood are a joke.
    Whatever the NY Film Critics think or National Board of Review decides is best, we should just go with that.
    Arent more films shot in NY-Toronto-Vancouver than in la-la land? Why are the awards based there?


  9. […] icymi: the Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations. Go […]

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.