Golden Globes 2009: Nominees

Mad Men, 30 Rock, Brothers and Sisters, John Adams and In Treatment feature prominently in the 2009 Golden Globe nominations.

Both the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Writers Guild of America placed Mad Men and Dexter high on their list, with In Treatment and True Blood getting “new series” nods from the latter. In comedy there was more agreement over 30 Rock, Weeds, The Office and Entourage.

Rachel Griffiths and Melissa George will compete for Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or made-for-television movie, while January Jones, in Australia for the AFI Awards, is up for Best actress in a television series, drama.

The Globes will be broadcast on January 11th, a nice change from last year’s derailed event due to the Writer’s Strike.  They will air live on pay television.

Best television series drama
“In Treatment”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

Best television musical or comedy
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

Best miniseries of made-for-television movie
“Bernard and Doris”
“John Adams”
“A Raisin in the Sun”

Best actor in a television series, drama
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors”

Best actress in a television series, drama
Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Best actor in a miniseries or movie
Ralph Fiennes, “Bernard and Doris”
Paul Giamatti, “John Adams”
Kevin Spacey, “Recount”
Kiefer Sutherland, “24: Redemption”
Tom Wilkinson, “Recount”

Best actress in a miniseries or movie
Judi Dench, “Cranford”
Catherine Keener, “An American Crime”
Laura Linney, “John Adams”
Shirley MacLaine, “Coco Chanel”
Susan Sarandon, “Bernard and Doris”

Best actor in a television series, musical or comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Kevin Connolly, “Entourage”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”

Best 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”

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or made-for-television movie
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Denis Leary, “Recount”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”
Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams”

Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or made-for-television movie
Eileen Atkins, “Cranford”
Laura Dern, “Recount”
Melissa George, “In Treatment”
Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”
Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment”

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. OK why isn’t Golden Globes shown on commercial television in Australia? This is the second year it hasn’t been televised. Who makes these decisions not to televise?? What idiots.

  2. Here are my picks…

    Best drama is a toss up between Dexter and Mad Men, though I haven’t seen season 2 of Mad Men yet, but both are quality shows. Lost has continually been snubbed for awards (especially the wonderfully talented and under-appreciated Michael Emerson). Even being a huge fan of the show though I can say that season 4 of Lost was a step down in quality from previous years. There were some standout episodes (The Constant in particular) but whether it was the writers strike or simply creative fatigue the season rounded out in a very disappointing way.

    Best comedy I’ll throw to the Office, with 30 Rock and Californication both being worthy runners up. John Adams is the only mini movie I’ve seen, Giamatti was excellent and I expect the show to do well in all its nominated categories.

    Duchovny and Tina Fey for their performances as Hank Moody and Liz Lemon.

    Jon Hamm over Michael C. Hall for best actor.

  3. Im surprised lost after such a stellar season didn’t get anything.

    Also no Generation Kill for miniseries? One of the best miniseries i’ve seen.

    Best television musical or comedy… wow they actually kept it to comedys this year, and i’m a fan of each show. Awesome.

  4. Saw the breakdown on one of those american tv morning shows.
    something like CBS 1 NBC 5 ABC 3 and the rest over to Non mainstream.
    so much for dominance of the old big 3..

  5. i’m with guy, DH season 5 is great, but if the american system works the same way as the australian system, season 5 will be part of next years nominations.

    add me to the “yay no 2.5 men” list. every extra recognition 30rock gets is good, hopefully australian will get the message that its a decent comedy and start watching so that it can be pulled back into primetime.

  6. Where is the housewives. This season to date has been the best yet. The flash forward has really done the show a favour. I am over these awards shows its mostly us cable shows getting the noms now. They should seriously split the tv awards into best comedy and drama on cable and best comedy and drama on the mainstream channels.

  7. good to see HIMYM, 30 rock get a nominations, and no 2.5 men!!!!. i guess the americans think the same way as a lot of people on this site.

    also good to see brothers and sisters pick up a few and aussie actors melissa george and rachel griffith

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