This has been a strange year for television. The writers' strike threw a big wrench into 07-08 TV season, and even relegated last year's Golden Globes to a press conference rather than the booze-filled Party of the Stars it normally is. Then, when some promising freshman shows from last season -- which were held off the schedule post-strike to try and launch fresh in the fall -- returned, they pretty much all crashed and burned, and the new season has brought us only one solid hit and a couple minor ones.
It's all too bad, really, since the quality of television (or at least the best of the best) has arguably never been so strong. But according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation -- who announced the nominees for the 66th Golden Globes on Thursday -- most of that strength is on cable. Only 3 out of the 10 nominees for Best Drama and Best Comedy were network shows, and 2 of them -- The Office and 30 Rock -- air on 4th place NBC. Instead, cable darlings like Dexter, In Treatment, Mad Men, and Weeds lead the way with the most series nominations, and HBO's John Adams and Recount have the most for TV movie/mini-series. The complete list of nominees is after the jump.
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Hugh Laurie!! Or, Michael C. Hall!!