HBO, Showtime Lead Pack In Golden Globe TV Noms

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HBO received 12 Golden Globe Award nominations this morning and Showtime picked up eight, while AMC led basic cable networks with five.

A full list of nominees is here.

Premium channel Starz also picked up three nominations, for miniseries Pillars of the Earth.

Sundance Channel had two nominations (miniseries Carlos), BBC America had one (Idris Elba in Luther), FX had one (Katey Sagal in Sons of Anarchy), Lifetime had one, TNT had one (Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer) and USA Network had one (Piper Perabo in Covert Affairs).

Showtime's eight nominations all were in series categories. HBO had three nominations for Boardwalk Empire and one for Hung and the rest were for movies and miniseries.

Showtime actresses Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Laura Linney (The Big C) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) are all in the same category, best performance by an actress in a TV series comedy or musical. Also in that category are Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Lea Michelle (Glee).

AMC's nominations were for Mad Men (three), Breaking Bad (one) and The Walking Dead (one). Bryan Cranston, after three consecutive Emmy wins for the lead role in Breaking Bad, received his first Golden Globe nom.

Among broadcast outlets, CBS had six nods, Fox had six, NBC had four, ABC had three and PBS had two. Fox's Glee was the most-nominated TV program, with five.

The Golden Globe ceremony will be held on Jan. 16.

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