Golden Globes TV Nominees: ‘Game Change’ ‘Homeland’ Score Most Nods

"Newsroom" scores drama nomination, but not "Mad Men" or "Game of Thrones"

HBO's Sarah Palin-focused campaign movie "Game Change" scored the most TV Golden Globes nominations Thursday with five, followed by four for Showtime's "Homeland," this year's Emmy winner for best drama.

"Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" earned nominations for best TV comedy or musical, while "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom" scored nods in the drama category.

Also read: Golden Globe Awards Nominations: The Complete List

"Modern Family" and "Homeland" won in the categories last year.

This year's nominees in the main drama and comedy categories were similar to those of the Emmy Awards with some notable exceptions: While both the Emmys and Globes recognized "Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Girls," the Globes went with "Smash" and "Episodes," skipping Emmy picks "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "30 Rock" and "Veep." Showtime's "Episodes" aired this year after the Emmy eligibility period.

The Globes and Emmys had the same drama nominees, except that the Globes passed over Emmy nominee "Game of Thrones" for another HBO series, "The Newsroom," and also skipped "Mad Men."

The drama decisions are likely to bring head-scratching, but that's often the case with the unpredictable Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands out the awards, is often accused of prizing celebrity over quality.

HBO was the most nominated network with 17 nods, followed by Showtime with seven. ABC followed with seven.

Among first-season shows, HBO's "Girls" and "The Newsroom" and ABC's "Nashville" seemed to impress voters the most. All scored two nominations each.

Besides the best drama nomination, "The Newsroom" earned a best dramatic actor notice for Jeff Daniels. "Girls" also scored a lead comedic actress nomination for star and creator Lena Dunham, as well as the best comedy nod.

"Nashville," meanwhile, scored nominations for lead actress Connie Britton and supporting actress Hayden Panettiere.

Here are all of the television nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BREAKING BAD
Sony Pictures Television

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
HBO
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

HOMELAND
SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet,
Fox 21

THE NEWSROOM
HBO Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA

CONNIE BRITTON, "NASHVILLE"

GLENN CLOSE, "DAMAGES"

CLAIRE DANES, "HOMELAND"

MICHELLE DOCKERY, "DOWNTON ABBEY"

JULIANNA MARGULIES, "THE GOOD WIFE"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

STEVE BUSCEMI, "BOARDWALK EMPIRE"

BRYAN CRANSTON, "BREAKING BAD"

JEFF DANIELS, "THE NEWSROOM"

JON HAMM, "MAD MEN"

DAMIAN LEWIS, "HOMELAND"

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS
Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

EPISODES
SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

GIRLS
HBO
Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO
Entertainment

MODERN FAMILY
ABC
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

SMASH
NBC
Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ZOOEY DESCHANEL, "THE NEW GIRL"

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, "VEEP"

LENA DUNHAM, "GIRLS"

TINA FEY, "30 ROCK"

AMY POEHLER, "PARKS & RECREATION"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ALEC BALDWIN, "30 ROCK"

DON CHEADLE, "HOUSE OF LIES"

LOUIS C.K., "LOUIE"

MATT LEBLANC, "EPISODES"

JIM PARSONS, " THE BIG BANG THEORY"

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

GAME CHANGE
HBO
Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

THE GIRL
HBO
A Wall to Wall, Warner Bros Entertainment GmbH, Moonlighting and BBC
Production in association with HBO Films

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
Thinkfactory Media in association with History

THE HOUR
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production

POLITICAL ANIMALS
USA NETWORK
Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner
Horizon Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. NICOLE KIDMAN

b. JESSICA LANGE

c. SIENNA MILLER

d. JULIANNE MOORE

e. SIGOURNEY WEAVER

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. KEVIN COSTNER

b. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

c. WOODY HARRELSON

d. TOBY JONES

e. CLIVE OWEN

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. HAYDEN PANETTIERE

b. ARCHIE PANJABI

c. SARAH PAULSON

d. MAGGIE SMITH

e. SOFIA VERGARA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. MAX GREENFIELD

b. ED HARRIS

c. DANNY HUSTON

d. MANDY PATINKIN

e. ERIC STONESTREET