Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Golden Globes Nix All Network TV Dramas, Go Cable Only


The Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t win any points with the big TV networks this morning. Indeed, their choices for Best TV Drama look like the Cable Ace Awards more than the Emmys. They chose five shows that appear on cable and nothing from NBC, ABC, or CBS. They went for “American Horror Story” on FX, “Homeland” on Showtime, “Boss” on Starz, “Game of Thrones” on HBO, and “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO. That means no “Good Wife” from CBS, “Friday Night Lights” if it still exists, or any of the stuff on ABC since “Lost” went off the air. The networks have ceded so much time and effort to crappy reality shows, they’ve been forgotten. That’s a statement. The Globes didn’t even try to appease NBC, their host network, with a nod to “Harry’s Law.” And they totally missed Fox’s “Fringe.” Not only that–none of the five best actor nominees in drama came from a network show, either. Hello! Three of the five Best Mini Series or Movies came from HBO. The other two were from PBS and BBC. Talk about outsourcing!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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