Very early this morning the nominations were announced for the 70th Annual Golden Globes given each year by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association for work in motion pictures and television for the 2012 calendar year!
This year, some of your favorite primetime soap performers made the grade and landed nominations in the top acting categories! ABC’s freshmen series, Nashville landed a Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Connie Britton! She will compete against another soap favorite, Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, along with Damages Glenn Close, Homeland’s Claire Danes and Juliana Marguiles from The Good Wife.
In the Supporting Actress in A Television Series - Britton’s nemesis in Nashville and former daytime soap star, Hayden Panetierre has landed a nomination in the category! She will compete against Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith, Sarah Paulson of Game Change, Sofia Vergara of Modern Family and Archie Panjabi from The Good Wife!
Downton Abbey (whose third season is about to debut here in the U.S. come January) also nabbed a nomination in the all important Best Drama Series category and will go up against: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Homeland and The News Room. You can view the entire list nominations and the categories here! The awards will be handed out on January 13th live on NBC at 8PMEST/5PMPST!
So soapers, who would you choose from the categories which feature the gals from Nashville against the women of Downton? Let us know!