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Golden Globes mostly dwell on cable, jilt broadcast fare

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 12:28pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Golden Globe nominations for television largely hail cable programming again this year.

The broadcast networks were snubbed entirely in categories such as best actor in a drama series and best actress in a TV film. HBO led among all outlets with 17 nominations, far ahead of runner-up Showtime, which had seven. Among the broadcast networks, ABC had five while CBS, NBC and PBS had four each and Fox just two.

HBO's "Game Change" about the 2008 presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain, picked up five nominations, including best TV film and best actress for Julianne Moore, who wowed viewers as GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.

Right behind was Showtime's spy drama "Homeland," with four nominations: for best series, best actress, actor and supporting actor.

PBS's "Downton Abbey" claimed three nominations, as did HBO's film "The Girl" and ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family."

Other broadcast programs getting multiple nods were a pair of new shows: ABC's "Nashville" and NBC's freshman series "Smash." Both received two acting nominations, as did CBS' "The Good Wife."

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166-a-14-(Megan Fox, at nominations announcement)-""The Good Wife""-Megan Fox reads the nominees for best actress in a TV drama. (13 Dec 2012)

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167-a-11-(Jessica Alba, at nominations announcement)-"bad for anybody"-Jessica Alba thinks she was reading the wrong nominees for best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or made-for-TV movie, but she wasn't. (13 Dec 2012)

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171-a-12-(Ed Helms, at nominations announcement)-""The Newsroom", HBO"-Ed Helms announces the nominees for best TV drama. (13 Dec 2012)

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APPHOTO NYET762: FILE - In this undated image released by NBC, Katharine McPhee portrays Karen Cartwright in the new series "Smash," on NBC. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best TV series, comedy or musical on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/NBC, Will Hart) (4 Apr 2011)


APPHOTO NYET759: In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham, is shown in a scene from the second season on "Downton Abbey." Smith was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actress in mini-series or TV movie for her role in the series, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs) (27 May 2011)


APPHOTO NYET758: FILE - In this undated file photo released by HBO, Ed Harris portrays Arizona Sen. John McCain, left, and Julianne Moore portrays Sarah Palin, in a scene from "Game Change," a film about the 2008 presidential race. Palin was nominated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for best actress in a TV movie or miniseries for her role in the film. Harris was nominated for best supporting actor. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/HBO, Phil Caruso, File) (13 May 2011)


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