Predicting the always unpredictable HFPA's Film and TV nominees
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy
Jim Parsons, "The Big Band Theory"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Ashton Kutcher, "Two and a Half Men"
Matthew Morrison, "Glee"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Louie C.K., "Louie"
Joel McHale, "Community"
Danny McBride, "Eastbound & Down"
Kevin Connolly, "Entourage"
Jason Schwartzman, "Bored to Death"
This year's standout new comedies are almost all female-driven, which is good for the industry, but very weird for this category. Emmy voters, for example, were swayed by Johnny Galecki and Louie C.K. this past year, but Golden Globe voters keep nominating Thomas Jane. No value judgement. If Ashton Kutcher has been playing the Golden Globes game and kowtowing to the HFPA, he's a lock for a nomination, but that's the kind of thing that's hard to see before it's already happened. For Globe voters, the surest path to mockery will be a third straight nomination for Matthew Morrison of Glee.
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