'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.

Up for Best TV Drama are "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom."

Shortlisted for Best Miniseries or Television Movie are "Game Change," "The Girl," "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Hour" and "Political Animals."

In the running for Best Actress in a Drama are Connie Britton for "Nashville," Glenn Close for "Damages," Claire Danes for "Homeland," Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey" and Juliana Margulies for "The Good Wife."

Nominated for Best Actor in Drama are Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Jon Hamm for "Mad Men," Damien Lewis for "Homeland," Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire" and Jeff Daniels for "The Newsroom."

The picks for Best Actor in a Comedy are Don Cheadle for "House of Lies," Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Louis C.K. for "Louie," Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes" and Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory."

Competing for the Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy are Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl," Julia-Louis Dreyfus for "Veep," Lena Dunham for "Girls," Tina Fey for "30 Rock" and Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation."

The nominees for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie are Nicole Kidman for "Hemingway & Gelhorn," Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story," Sienna Miller for "The Girl," Julianne Moore for "Game Change" and Sigourney Weaver for "Political Animals."

Up for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie are Kevin Costner for "Hatfields & McCoys," Benedict Cumberbatch for "Sherlock," Woody Harrelson for "Game Change," Toby Jones for "The Girl" and Clive Owen for "Hemingway & Gelhorn."

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress are Hayden Panettiere for "Nashville," Archie Punjabi for "The Good Wife," Sarah Paulson for "American Horror Story," Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" and Sofia Vergara for "Modern Family."

Vying for the Best Supporting Actor are Max Greenfield for "New Girl," Ed Harris for "Game Change," Danny Huston for "Magic City," Mandy Patinkin for "Homeland" and Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family."

Led by "Game Change," the most-honored program with five nominations, HBO was tops in TV with 17 nominations, as many as ABC (five), CBS (four), NBC (four) and Fox (four) combined. Showtime was second with seven nominations.

The winners of the Golden Globes will be announced at a Jan. 13 ceremony in Los Angeles.

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