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HBO receives 15 Golden Globe nominations

MUMBAI: US cable network HBO received 15 Golden Globe nominations, the most of any television network this year for the 14th year in a row.

Sister network Cinemax received one Golden Globe nomination, for the upcoming 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles.

The Golden Globe Awards will be presented on 12 January 2015 in Los Angeles.

Following HBO in terms of getting the most nominations were Showtime with nine nominations, FX with eight and Netflix with seven nominations. In terms of networks that fared poorly, Fox failed to nab a single nomination, not even for past nominee ‘New Girl’.

One highlight for HBO was the four nominations for ‘True Detective’ including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and nominations for the leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It got the second most number of nominations for a TV show just behind FX’s ‘Fargo’ which got five.

HBO’s TV movie ‘The Normal Heart’ got three nominations including for stars Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer. However, in a big surprise Julia Roberts was not nominated.

Also getting three nominations was ‘Olive Kitteridge’ for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and for the stars Frances McDormand and Bill Murray.

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ landed just a single nomination for Best Television Series – Drama. It competes with Showtime’s ‘The Affair’, PBS’ ‘Downton Abby’, CBS’ ‘The Good Wife’ and Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’.

For the second year in a row, the Golden Globe Awards have ignored ‘Mad Men’. ‘Homeland’ was also ignored along with other shows like ‘The Americans’, ‘The Walking Dead’ and in a big surprise ‘Sherlock’.

HBO also has two shows competing in the Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical. These are ‘Girls’ and ‘Silicon Valley’. The other nominees are The CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’, Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and Amazon’s ‘Transparent’. Past favourites ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family’ were left out this year. The winner in this category last year ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ does not find a mention this time around.

Moreover, one of the show’s co-hosts this year Amy Poehler was not nominated for her role in ‘Parks and Recreation’.