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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Golden Globe nominations: ‘New Girl,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ pick up nods

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Showtime’s “Homeland.” (Kent Smith - Showtime)
Ah, Golden Globe nominations, day! — the most wonderful day of the year, when we learn who will be Ricky Gervais’s new crop of victims on Jan. 15, as he hosts the Most Important Trophy Show for No Particular Reason, live, on NBC.

The fresh blood includes Zooey Deschanel, Laura Dern, and Matt LeBlanc. Deschanel’s new Fox chick-com “New Girl,” Dern’s new nervous-breakdown dramedy “Enlightened,” and LeBlanc’s self-skewering “Episodes” are among the nominated shows for best comedy series. Good luck, guys!

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a smallish batch of folks who cover Hollywood for overseas media outlets and who do the Globes voting — are known to be quicker than other trophy show voters at their annual orgy of statuette spewing, when it comes to embracing new TV programs.

This year is no exception. Among the TV nominees announced at the crack of dawn Wednesday, at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, were: HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” FX’s trippy “American Horror Story,” Starz’s Kelsey Grammer breakout vehicle “Boss,” and Showtime’s post-9/11 homeland security thriller Homeland” – which copped the most Globe noms for any new series this year, including ones for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.

TV producer Ryan Murphy is already happy; he’s got a nominee for best drama series – FX’s ‘American Horror Story” – and best comedy series – Fox’s “Glee.” Ditto suits at Showtime and HBO, which tied for most series noms of any network. (Read Jen Chaney’s coverage of Globe film nominations here.)

Here’s the full list of TV nominees:

Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series

Laura Dern, “Enlightened” (HBO)

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” (Fox)

Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)

Laura Linney, “The Big C” (Showtime)

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)

David Duchovny, “Californication” (Showtime)

Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Thomas Jane, “Hung” (HBO)

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)

Comedy or Musical Series

“Enlightened” (HBO)

“Episodes” (Showtime)

“Glee” (Fox)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“New Girl” (Fox)

Actress in Drama Series

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)

Mireille Enos, “The Killing” (AMC)

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge” (ABC)

Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness” (USA)

Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Kelsey Grammer, “Boss” (Starz)

Jeremy Irons, “Borgias” (Showtime)

Damian Lewis “Homeland” (Showtime)

Drama Series

“American Horror Story” (FX)

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

“Boss” (Starz)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Homeland” (Showtime)

Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Cinema Verite” (HBO)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“The Hour” (BBC America)

“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

“Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)

William Hurt, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Bill Nighy, “Page Eight” (BBC America)

Dominic West, “The Hour” (BBC America)

Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Romola Garai, “The Hour” (BBC America)

Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)

Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult” (Sundance)

Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

Tim Robbins, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)

Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” (FX)

Kelly MacDonald, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

More on the Golden Globes:

Celebritology: Golden Globe film nominations: ‘The Artist,’ George Clooney and Ryan Gosling snag nods

Complete list of nominees

Golden Globe nominations announced for best actor in a television drama series

Golden Globe nominations announced for best actor in a comedy or musical film

Golden Globe nominations announced for best actress in a television comedy series

By  |  06:13 PM ET, 12/15/2011

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