An entire network, a possible Oscar fave and Muppets get the shaft
Winners: Tilda Swinton and Michael Fassbender
It's always a surprise when the Golden Globe nominations take a risk not on the pretty young thing the members would like to have at their party, but on difficult antihero (and antiheroine) performances like these. Swinton is so convincing as a prickly mom in "We Need to Talk About Kevin" she's sometimes hard to watch -- much like the joyless, compulsive sex scenes Michael Fassbender endures as a sex addict in "Shame." Neither role is easy, and audiences may need a push to watch such challenging fare -- and a little end-of-year awards affection can only help.