'Desperate Housewives' lead Golden Globe TV nominees

MUMBAI: The year of the Desperate Housewives, it is turning out to be on American television. All four of the main cast of Desperate Housewives are up for the coveted trophy in nominations for the 63rd Golden Globe Awards announced Tuesday.

Apart from the four leads' nominations in the Best Actress - Comedy Series category, the ABC hit also earned a nomination for Best Comedy Series. Also nominated for best comedy series are two HBO shows, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, and three newcomers -- Weeds, NBC's My Name Is Earl and UPN's Everybody Hates Chris.

How successful a year it has been for Disney's ABC network is also reflected in the nominations Housewives and three other hit shows Commander in Chief, Grey's Anatomy and Lost have received. All three have been nominated for Best Drama Series. They are competing against Fox's Prison Break and HBO's Rome.

There are nominations for Best Actor - Drama Series to Patrick Dempsey for Grey's Anatomy and Matthew Fox in Lost. There is also a Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Movie nomination for Naveen Andrews in Lost and Donald Sutherland for Commander in Chief.

Additionally, there is a Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Movie nomination for Sandra Oh in Grey's Anatomy.

For Eva Longoria, who was snubbed in last year's nominations, it was second time lucky as she joined her fellow Housewives Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman.

The fifth nominee in the category Mary-Louise Parker who plays a different kind of suburban mom in Showtime's Weeds.

Housewives star Huffman had another reason to celebrate as she was also nominated for her work in the movie Transamerica.

Still, one thing that remained unchanged was HBO securing more Golden Globe award nominations than any other television network --- 17. This including one in the best drama category for Rome, which is facing off against ABCs Commander in Chief, Lost and Greys Anatomy and Foxs Prison Break.

Full List of Golden Globe Awards nominees:

Best Drama Series

Commander in Chief

Grey's Anatomy


Prison Break


Best Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Desperate Housewives


Everybody Hates Chris

Best Miniseries or Movie

Empire Falls

Into the West

Lackawanna Blues

Sleeper Cell

Viva Blackpool

Warm Springs

Best Actor - Drama Series

Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy

Matthew Fox, Lost

Hugh Laurie, House

Wentworth Miller, Prison Break

Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Best Actress - Drama Series

Patricia Arquette, Medium

Glenn Close, The Shield

Geena Davis, Commander in Chief

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Polly Walker, Rome

Best Actor - Comedy Series

Zach Braff, Scrubs

Steve Carell, The Office

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl

Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Actress - Comedy Series

Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives

Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives

Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives

Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Actor - Miniseries or Movie

Kenneth Branagh, Warm Springs

Ed Harris, Empire Falls

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Elvis

Bill Nighy, The Girl in the Cafe

Donald Sutherland, Human Trafficking

Best Actress - Miniseries or Movie

Halle Berry, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Kelly Macdonald, The Girl in the Cafe

S. Epatha Merkerson, Lackawanna Blues

Cynthia Nixon, Warm Springs

Mira Sorvino, Human Trafficking

Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Movie

Naveen Andrews, Lost

Paul Newman, Empire Falls

eremy Piven, Entourage

Randy Quaid, Elvis

Donald Sutherland, Commander in Chief

Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Movie

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal

Camryn Manheim, Elvis

Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy

Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Joanne Woodward, Empire Falls


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