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Golden Globes: Some awesome and awful TV nominations

A lot of great surprises in this morning's nominations, but a few shocking omissions
Allison Tolman leads "Fargo" to an impressive five Golden Globe nominations.

On the television side, the nominations for the this year's Golden Globes has some genuine surprises, a few head-scratching snubs and some clues about how the TV landscape is continuing to shift. HBO once again dominates the networks, pulling in 15 nominations, but Showtime is closing in with nine. And the most-nominated show, "Fargo," was on basic cable channel FX, not a HBO or another premium. HBO's "True Detective," though, ranks second with four nominations.

Aside from the attention to the fantastic "Fargo," it's also a delightful surprise to see "Jane the Virgin" — especially star Gina Rodriguez — get some attention, as well as the Amazon streaming series "Transparent." But come on, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, no recognition for "Mad Men," which is heading into its final run of episodes and continues to be one of the best shows on television? And why does "Downton Abbey" continue to rack up nominations year after year — it earned two this year, for best miniseries and supporting actress Joanne Froggatt — when its quality continues to slide since its impressive first season? Still, it takes guts to not nominate comedy juggernaut and perennial Emmy favorite "Modern Family" for a single award, so kudos.

The Golden Globes air January 11, hosted by Tina Fey and (the un-nominated) Amy Poehler. Here are the complete television nominees. What do you think they got right and wrong?

DRAMA SERIES
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

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DRAMA – ACTOR
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

DRAMA – ACTRESS
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES – ACTOR
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTRESS
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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