By Jon Lafayette
HOLLYWOOD (RushPRNews)12/11/08-Two HBO shows received Golden Globe nominations as best drama Thursday morning. Getting drama nods were â€œIn Treatmentâ€ and â€œTrue Bloodâ€ from HBO, along with Showtimeâ€™s â€œDexter,â€ Foxâ€™s â€œHouseâ€ and AMCâ€™s â€œMad Men.â€
Premium cable networks also got the majority of the nominations in the comedy category, with NBCâ€™s â€œ30 Rockâ€ and â€œThe Officeâ€ joining Showtimeâ€™s â€œCalifornicationâ€ and â€œWeedsâ€ and â€œEntourageâ€ from HBO.
In all, HBO drew 22 nominations, followed by Showtime with 8 and NBC with 6. Cable networks totaled 34 nominations, while the broadcast networks drew 15. PBS had three nominees.
“In Treatmentâ€™sâ€ Gabriel Byrne was nominated for acting, along with Michael C. Hall of â€œDexter,â€ Jon Hamm of â€œMad Men,â€ Hugh Laurie of â€œHouseâ€ and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers of Showtimeâ€™s â€œThe Tudors.â€ Mr. Hamm won the award at last year’s strike-abbreviated presentation.
Nominated for best performance by an actress in a drama were Sally Field of â€œBrothers and Sisters,â€ Mariska Hargitay of â€œLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit,â€ January Jones of â€œMad Men,â€ Anna Paquin of â€œTrue Bloodâ€ and Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer.â€
In the comedy category, actors Alec Baldwin of “30 Rock,” Steve Carell of “The Office,” Kevin Connolly of “Entourage” and Tony Shalhoub of “Monk” joined last year’s winner, David Duchovny of “Californication,” as nominees.
Last year’s winner, “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey,” is joined by Cristina Applegate (“Samantha Who?”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Debra Messing (“The Starter Wife”) and Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”) as the actresses nominated for their performances in comedies.
In the supporting acting category, Neal Patrick Harris of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” faces four actors in HBO programming: Denis Leary in “Recount,” Jeremy Piven of “Entourage,” Blair Underwood in “In Treatment” and Tom Wilkinson in “John Adams.”
The Golden Globes combine movie and miniseries into one category, so Emmy winners “John Adams” and “Recount,” both from HBO, face off for the award here. Also nominated are ABC’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” HBO’s “Bernard and Doris” and PBS’ “Cranford.”
A full list of the Golden Globe nominees can be found here.
The 66th annual Golden Globes, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be handed out Jan. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in a ceremony to be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.