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Hollywood Foreign Press rewards old favorites with Golden Globe nominations
No freshman network show is recognized, but HBO's 'In Treatment' and 'True Blood' get nods.
By Matea Gold
Reporting from New York -- A raft of familiar names in the television
industry were nominated for Golden Globes on Thursday, underscoring the
difficulty new shows have had gaining traction this season.
the series nominated for the awards, which recognize the best
programming in 2008, there was not a single freshman show that debuted
on broadcast television this fall. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
ignored "The Mentalist," the one significant hit of the season, as well
as programs like "Fringe" and "Life on Mars" that were launched with
Instead of crowning hot new shows, the
organization focused largely on returning programs such as "House," "30
Rock" and "Brothers & Sisters." The actors singled out for
recognition included many past nominees such as Tony Shalhoub, Sally
Field, Kyra Sedgwick, Alec Baldwin and Steve Carell.