The silly season is well underway, meaning we're on our 16th country-music awards show and heading into our 25th movie-awards presentation. And this morning, the Golden Globes began doing its part, announcing a mess of new nominations that don't mean much except that a bunch of famous people will gather on Jan. 13 to mingle with one another, promote their movies for Oscars, and get their mugs on TV.
The word "random" is overused and misused, but I think it does generally apply to the Globes TV nominations. And in some cases, that's a good thing. Connie Britton got a deserved nod for best actress for "Nashville," for instance. Danny Huston got a supporting nod for his creepy work on the small Starz series "Magic City." I thought I was the only person enjoying that show. And, at last, Mandy Patinkin got recognition for his rich supporting work on "Homeland," despite the Emmy snub.