Predicting the always unpredictable HFPA's Film and TV nominees
A year of tough decisions for the Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association faces a number of challenges as 2010 closes. Most distressing, they are engaged in a nasty lawsuit with longtime Golden Globes producer Dick Clark Productions over the show's future on NBC, but they have even more pressing issues with this year's nominees. Mainly, will they find any legitimate musical or comedy contenders in the movie categories?
Usually, breaking out the major film and TV categories into "drama" and "musical or comedy" has been a boon to the always eager to please Globes. Unfortunately, Hollywood's filmmakers decided to go pretty serious this year leaving them the unenviable task of excluding some critically acclaimed dramas and their leading men (no, you can't nominate everyone). The television side has its own tough decisions for the 80 or so HFPA members to try and figure out. The organization prides itself on recognizing up and coming shows and talent, but how do you accomplish that in drama without excluding a "True Blood," "Good Wife" or -- perish the thought -- "Breaking Bad"?
With those challenges in mind, HitFix's Gregory Ellwood and Daniel Fienberg have done the dirty work so you won't have a coronary when the nominees for the 68th Golden Globe Awards are announced in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dec. 14.