Golden Globe Nominations: Fan Favorites 'Homeland' And 'Sons Of Anarchy' Snubbed, HBO Receives 9 Nominations (VIDEO)
By Rebeka Silva | Dec 12, 2013 04:01 PM EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released the nominations for the 2014 Golden Globes awards, snubbing big fan favorites, re-nominating favorites, as well as, shining some light on a couple of new series and films.
Some of television's biggest hits were completely left off the ballot: "Sons of Anarchy," which just completed its sixth season bringing in the largest audience ever recorded for the season finale, did not receive one nomination, along with "Homeland", "Mad Men", "Boardwalk Empire", "The Walking Dead", "Game of Thrones" and "Justified".
It will also be interesting to see if Tatiana Maslany wins best actress for "Orphan Black." She didn't win at the Emmys, but it's the kind of performance Globes voters love to honor.
Overall, HBO received the highest amounts of nominations out of all television networks with a total of nine nominations. Starz and Showtime also received six nominations, leaving CBS, which received three nominations, NBC and ABC, which only received one nomination each.
Netflix also received six nominations, although it has only been considered an original programming source since February, according to the Associated Press.
"Breaking Bad's" final season was nominated for best drama series with Bryan Cranston getting a nod for best actor for his role as Walter White.
"Homeland" did not receive a nomination for any category after being overly nominated from other awards earlier in the year, but Netflix's "House of Cards," only in its first season, was nominated for best TV drama with leading man Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, both nominated for best acting in a drama series.
Another Netflix series to make it on the ballot is "Orange is the New Black" which earned Taylor Schilling a nod for best drama actress.
Matt Damon, Michael Douglas and Al Pacino are all competing for best TV movie actor for their roles in the HBO films "Behind the Candelabra," and "Phil Spector."
Starz received to nods for the films "Dancing on the Edge," and "White Queen," while the Sundance Channel received two nominations for "Top of the Lake."
Showtime's "House of Lies" leading man Don Cheadle received his second best TV comedy actor nomination. He's joined in that category by Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," Jason Bateman from "Arrested Development" and Andy Samberg from "Brooklyn Nine Nine".
Michael J. Fox was also nominated for best TV comedy actor for his NBC show, "The Michael J. Fox Show," although ratings have not been doing well, the AP reported.
In the best television comedy category, CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," ABC's "Modern Family," NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and Fox's "Brooklyn Nine Nine" will compete with last year's winner, HBO's "Girls".
Lena Dunham from "Girls" will have competition if she wants to keep her reign as best actress in a comedy for the second year. Joining her is Zooey Deschanel from Fox's "New Girl," Edie Falco of "Nurse Jackie," Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "Veep" and Amy Poehler of "Parks and Recreation," who is co-hosting the Golden Globes with Tina Fey.
The duo hosted last year's event, and are set to host not only the 2014 awards, but the 2015 awards, as well.