The nominations for the the 69th annual Golden Globes were made today and frankly, some of the nods surprised me. What surprised me more were the names that weren't on that list, namely Michael C. Hall, who has been nominated for Dexter every season. Dexter did not land a single nomination. Also shut out was True Blood, but I can't really blame the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for that one: this last season was terrible. So who did make the cut? We've got your genre nominations after the break.
The biggest genre nomination is American Horror Story for best television drama. I really like AHS, but I don't think it stands a chance against far-superior nominees like Homeland and Game of Thrones. What does stand a chance is Jessica Lange, nominated for best supporting actress (across all television genres) for her pitch-perfect performance as fading southern belle Constance on American Horror Story. Other genre nods include Nine Inch Nails's Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their Girl With the Dragon Tattoo score, and Tilda Swinton for her lead role in We Need to Talk About Kevin. While not quite horror, but still tangentially related is Game of Thrones, nominated for best television drama. Peter Dinklage (Knights of Badassdom) picked up a supporting actor nod for the show.
The 69th Golden Globes will air live on January 15th on NBC.