•••• Is the musical/comedy film category a joke? "Alice in Wonderland" and "Burlesque"? The only deserving film in the bunch is "The Kids Are All Right," and if it doesn't win the category, there is no God.
•••• It's laugh-out-loud funny that the universally panned "The Tourist" nabbed not just nominations for its stars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, but also for best picture.
•••• File this under pleasant surprise: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams for "Blue Valentine," (right, photo by AP) which was until recently fighting for wide release after being branded with a NC-17 rating. Now that it successfully appealed to get an R, it's an instant awards contender.
•••• Um, Jennifer Love Hewitt nommed for Lifetime's "The Client List." Globes, we need to have a serious talk about your definition of "quality."
Snubs after the jump.
•••• "True Grit" surely deserved at least nominations for Globes favorites Jeff Bridges and the Coen brothers.
•••• Did anyone see Piper Perabo's TV nomination for "Covert Affairs" coming? If so, we're going to Vegas together.
•••• It boggles my mind that the stars of HBO's "The Pacific" are never recognized for their stellar work. The miniseries gets mad love, but where's the appreciation for James Badge Dale and crew?
•••• "True Blood" was nominated for best drama series for the past two years (its star, Anna Paquin, even won in 2009), but zero nominations this year? Ouch.