• Modern Family leads pack of Golden Globes comedy nominations, but many are close behind

    Regardless of who wins at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13, we’re already pleased the Hollywood Foreign Press chose Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (video below) to host event on NBC. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in the nominees, especially as they relate to comedy.

    With three total nods, ABC’s Modern Family leads the pack of comedy related Golden Globes nominations. The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Girls, Episodes and New Girl all snagged a pair of nominations each, as was announced this morning in Beverly Hills.

    Modern Family is up for best comedy series and its co-stars Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet were nominated for their supporting roles. CBS hit Big Bang Theory earned nods for best comedy series as well as best actor (Jim Parsons).

    Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are representing NBC’s 30 Rock in their respective best lead actor categories. Lena Dunham’s HBO hit Girls is up for best comedy series while Dunham snagged a best actress nomination for her work on the Judd Apatow produced show.

    Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc scored a best actor nomination for his work on Showtime’s series Episodes, which is also in the running for best comedy series. Also, for some reason Smash – which isn’t a comedy – has been nominated for best comedy series.

    Representing Fox’s New Girl, Zooey Deschanel grabbed a nomination for best lead actress in a comedy series while co-star Max Greenfield will compete for a best supporting actor award.

    Rounding out the aforementioned best lead actor category is Louis C.K. for his work on FX’s Louie and Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies). Amy Poehler (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (HBO’s Veep) round out the best actress category.

    In the realm of film, Wes Anderson’s latest ensemble flick Moonrise Kingdom is the only proper comedy nominated in the category of Best Motion Picture, Musical of Comedy. Jack Black snagged a nomination for best actor (Bernie) while Bill Murray earned a nod for his work as FDR in Hyde Park on the Hudson, which is neither a musical nor a comedy (odd!) And finally, Wreck-It Ralph, which stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and more, snagged a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

    Tell us what you think of the comedy nominations! You can check out the complete list of nominees here.

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    Dylan P. Gadino

    Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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