8:42am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Golden Globes Host NBC Gets Zero Nominations
It's tough to be a broadcast network — and even tougher if you're NBC.
The network, which will broadcast the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, was completely shut out of Thursday's nominations.
With fare including the final season of critical darling Parks and Recreation and Blacklist favorite James Spader among its contenders, the network ranked last among the broadcast networks, with even little-watched younger-skewing The CW scoring two noms.
While there was a change atop the network leaderboard as Netflix (eight) topped HBO (seven), the broadcast networks collectively scored 11 mentions. ABC and Fox scored four each, followed by The CW and CBS (one).
Broadcast's 11 nominations were bested by both premium cable (HBO, Showtime and Starz combined for 16), basic cable (FX, PBS, USA, AMC and BBC America received 15) and streaming services (Netflix, Amazon and Hulu collected 14).
NBC now finds itself in the unenviable place of airing the Globes as a ripe target for host Ricky Gervais.
Meanwhile, NBCUniversal-owned studios including Universal Cable Productions and Universal Television picked up a total of four nominations. Cable-focused UCP scored three mentions for USA Network's Mr. Robot, while Universal Television picked up one for Netflix's Aziz Ansari comedy Master of None. The latter's critical darling Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was shockingly shut out of Thursday's Globe noms.
The Golden Globes are set to air Sunday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.