Loser: Logical classifications for TV shows
We're perfectly happy to have Idris Elba nominated for his awesome performance in "Luther." We're intrigued to have multiple nominations for Sundance Channel's airing of "Carlos." And we completely understand why HFPA voters would fall under the sway of the "Walking Dead" hype (even if we'd have nominated "Terriers," "Breaking Bad" or a slew of other shows in that same slot). But please, HFPA, explain to us how "The Walking Dead" (six episodes and renewed for another season) is a TV series and "Luther" (six episode and renewed for another series) is a mini-series? The "F" in HFPA stands for "foreign," so you'd think they'd understand that the business model is different in foreign countries, but that "Luther" wasn't ordered, aired or designed as a "miniseries." What aired on BBC America was a season of a TV show, just as "Walking Dead" was a season of a TV show. And then there's the question of "Carlos," another six-hour (roughly) presentation that the LA Film Critics were convinced over the weekend counted as a "film" and not a TV production at all (we actually agree with its placement here).