Dec 13 2012, 8:45am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
Freshman series dominated Thursday's Golden Globe nominations, as Nashville, The Newsroom, Smash, Veep and Girls all scored nods, while former three-time drama series champ Mad Men was unceremoniously dropped. After four straight nominations and three wins, Mad Men was eschewed in favor of Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, defending champ Homeland and The Newsroom. Jon Hamm did get a not in drama lead actor against Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Damian Lewis (Homeland), matching the Screen Actors Guild Awards lineup from Wednesday. Matthew McConaughey's so skinny! See other celebs who transformed their body for movie roles Claire Danes (Homeland) will try to defend her drama lead actress win against Connie Britton (Nashville), Glenn Close (Damages), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). Britton's Nashville co-star Hayden Panettiere also snagged a nod for supporting actress, where she's up against Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Maggie Smith, (Downton Abbey) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family). In comedy/musical, reigning champ Modern Family will vie for a second straight series win against The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls and Smash. Globes hosts Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) both earned comedy/musical lead actress nods. Their competition includes Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep). Ever confuse Amy Adams and Isla Fisher? Check out more celebrity doppelgangers In film, Lincoln led with seven nominations, including drama picture. It's against Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Silver Linings Playbook are up for comedy/musical picture. The 70th Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Check out the nominees below. TELEVISION Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire Breaking BadDownton Abbey HomelandThe Newsroom Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory Episodes Girls Modern Family Smash Miniseries/TV MovieGame Change The Girl Hatfields & McCoys The HourPolitical Animals Drama Lead ActorSteve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking BadJeff Daniels, The NewsroomJon Hamm, Mad MenDamian Lewis, Homeland Drama Lead Actress Connie Britton, Nashville Glenn Close, Damages Claire Danes, HomelandMichelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Comedy Lead Actor Alec Baldwin, 30 RockDon Cheadle, House of Lies Louis C.K., Louie Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Comedy Lead Actress Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Lena Dunham, Girls Tina Fey, 30 RockJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Miniseries/TV Movie Lead ActorKevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys Benedict Cumberbatch, SherlockWoody Harrelson, Game Change Toby Jones, The GirlClive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn Miniseries/TV Movie Lead ActressNicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn Julianne Moore, Game ChangeJessica Lange, American Horror Story: AsylumSienna Miller, The Girl Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals Supporting ActorMax Greenfield, New Girl Ed Harris, Game ChangeDanny Huston, Magic CityMandy Patinkin, HomelandEric Stonestreet, Modern Family Supporting ActressHayden Panettiere, Nashville Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife Sarah Paulson, Game ChangeMaggie Smith, Downton AbbeySofia Vergara, Modern Family FILM Drama Picture Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Comedy/Musical PictureThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Les Miserables Moonrise Kingdom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Silver Linings Playbook Director Ben Affleck, Argo Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Ang Lee, Life of Pi Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained Drama Lead Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Richard Gere, Arbitrage John Hawkes, The Sessions Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Denzel Washington, Flight Drama Lead Actress Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone Helen Mirren, Hitchcock Naomi Watts, The ImpossibleRachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea Comedy/Musical Lead Actor Jack Black, Bernie Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the YemenBill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson Comedy/Musical Lead Actress Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Maggie Smith, Quartet Meryl Streep, Hope Springs Supporting Actor Alan Arkin, Argo Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Supporting Actress Amy Adams, The Master Sally Field, Lincoln Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Helen Hunt, The Sessions Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy Screenplay Chris Terrio, Argo Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained Tony Kushner, Lincoln David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty Animated Feature Brave Frankenweenie Hotel Transylvania Rise of the Guardians Wreck-It Ralph Foreign Language FilmAmour, France A Royal Affair, Denmark The Intouchables, France Kon-Tiki, Norway/U.K./Denmark Rust & Bone, France Song "For You," Act of Valor "Not Running Anymore," Stand Up Guys "Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games "Skyfall," Skyfall "Suddenly," Les Miserables Score Life of Pi Argo Anna Karenina Cloud Atlas Lincoln/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>
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