Golden Globes TV Nominees Announced

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"Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" earned Golden Globes nominations for best TV comedy Thursday, while "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom" scored nods in the drama category.

The nominees for best actress in a drama are Connie Britton, Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery and Julianna Margulies.

The nominees for best actor in a drama were Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm and Damien Lewis.

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

The nominees for best actor in a miniseries or movie were Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones and Clive Owen.

The nominees in the main drama and comedy categories were similar to those of the Emmy Awards with some notable exceptions: While both the Emmys and Globes recognized "Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Girls," the Globes went with "Smash" and "Episodes," skipping Emmy picks "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "30 Rock" and "Veep." Showtime's "Episodes" aired this year after the Emmy eligibility period.

The Globes and Emmys had the same drama nominees, except that the Globes passed over Emmy nominee "Game of Thrones" for another HBO series, "The Newsroom," and also skipped "Mad Men." Both decisions are likely to bring head-scratching, but that's often the case with the Globes, which often make surprising selections.

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