December 12, 2013 7:42am PT by Michael O'Connell
Golden Globes: 'House of Cards' Leads, Rush of New Blood Prompts Snubs
A few longtime heavy hitters were left out in the cold on Thursday morning, as the 2014 Golden Globe nominations excluded past favorites Homeland, Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire -- to name a few.
New blood filling the holes included House of Cards, which co-led alongside HBO telepic Behind the Candelabra with four nominations, as well as a few less obvious entries, such as Starz's limited series White Queen and Dancing on the Edge and freshman Showtime dramas Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan.
STORY: Golden Globe Nominations
House of Cards, which heralded Netflix's awards show arrival at September's Emmys, earned nine nominations for the streamer and ultimately went away with three wins: casting, directing and cinematography, none of them Globes categories.
In addition to House of Cards and Masters, the best drama category included returning nominees Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey and a return for CBS' The Good Wife. The latter scored two more nominations, with Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles scoring lead and supporting noms.
Bryan Cranston was the only 2013 nominee to return to drama's actor race. James Spader enters the fray for NBC's The Blacklist -- the new series' only nomination -- along with Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).
The actress category saw a similar shift. Margulies is the only returning nominee. She's joined by first-timers Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) -- all three of whom scored their respective series' only nom. Robin Wright (House of Cards) had previously been nominated for her film work in Forrest Gump.
The comedy race saw less movement, with The Big Bang Theory, Girls and Modern Family all returning. Parks and Recreation scored its first mention in the category, as did freshman Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The Fox comedy is the only new comedy to crack the Golden Globes with multiple noms this year, also scoring a mention for star Andy Samberg.
Incumbent Don Cheadle (House of Lies) and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons are the only repeats in the category. They join Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show). The comedic actress race remained more or less intact. Tina Fey (30 Rock), no longer eligible, left a space for Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie). Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Golden Globes host Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) round out the category.
Starz seems to be the biggest mover and shaker in the miniseries-movie categories. The pay cable network scored its most nominations to date (six) with international co-production White Queen and BBC2 series Dancing on the Edge -- including acting nods for Rebecca Ferguson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jacqueline Bisset and Janet McTeer.
Other big mentions in the categories include Behind the Candelabra -- Matt Damon and Michael Douglas both are nominated for best actor, with Rob Lowe in supporting -- and American Horror Story. The latest installment of the FX anthology also scored another nomination for actress Jessica Lange.
As for the supporting races, Sofia Vergara was the only Modern Family actor to earn a nomination this year. The cast of the ABC comedy was shut out at the Emmys this year for the first time since it premiered.
Monica Potter (Parenthood), a notable Emmy snub, earned her first Golden Globe nomination in the category. She's joined by Nashville's Hayden Panettiere. In the actor race, Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Jon Voight (Ray Donovan) rounded out the nominees.