Old TV darlings dumped as Golden Globes seek out the new and edgy
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Television favorites of seasons past such as Mad Men and Homeland lost out to new, edgy shows like Masters Of Sex and House of Cards in the Golden Globes nominations announced on Thursday, as voters seek out TV's next big thing.
In the category of best TV dramas, Netflix's political thriller House Of Cards and Showtime's racy sex history series Masters Of Sex will take on AMC's gritty drug drama Breaking Bad, PBS' British period series Downton Abbey and CBS' law and corruption yarn The Good Wife.
Showtime's domestic terror drama Homeland, which won Golden Globes for best TV drama for the past two years, failed to garner a single nomination on Thursday. Other past favorites such as AMC's advertising drama Mad Men and HBO's epic fantasy Game Of Thrones were also pushed aside for new shows.
"It's the job of the people in the industry to try and prepare people for the next generation of shows, and make sure something strong is on the upwards escalator, so I welcome the new shows in the category," Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes said in an interview.