Glee earned five 2011 Golden Globe nominations on Tuesday morning, leading the way for Fox. With those five 2011 Golden Globe nominations, Glee became the most-nominated show, two ahead of its closest competition for this season of television. It has already been a remarkable first two seasons for the hit Fox show, and it’s quite notable that the show received more nominations than any other comedy or drama on the air right now.
The categories where Glee was nominated include Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical), Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Television Program, and Best Supporting Actor in a Television Program.
It is quite a list of nominees, placing the show in all of the major television categories that a comedy can win during the season. Not many shows can lay claim to that achievement, and now show producers must be hoping that they can pull off the almost impossible sweep.
Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were the two most notable nominees, taking home the leading role nominees once again this year. They have some very stiff competition in the category, though, with Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons going up against Morrison and Toni Collette, Edie Falco, and Tina Fey going up against Michele. This year, Laura Linney is also nominated for Best Actress in the television category for the first time, meaning that she could also possibly win that category.
Over in the supporting roles, Jane Lynch was nominated for her role, and she could easily be the favorite to win that category. Kelly MacDonald from Boardwalk Empire is nominated for the first time, and Julia Stiles is also nominated for her work in Dexter. It is a very tough category because they mix all the genres when it comes to the supporting role awards.
Chris Colfer is nominated in the Supporting Actor category, going up against Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family and David Strathairn from the television movie Temple Grandin. Both Lynch and Colfer could have a foreseeable chance to win their categories, but it might be a tough year to take home this award.
After the five nominations that Glee received, it would be a pretty big disappointment if they didn’t leave the 2011 Golden Globes presentation with some hardware. There were several other shows that received three nominations, including 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire and Dexter, but it appears clear that Glee is now the favorite television program to leave the Jan. 16 broadcast with the most trophies.