In case you forgot, our little local cable company Comcast now owns NBC Universal, the conglomerate responsible for what you see on television stations like NBC, USA and Bravo and in movies bearing the Universal brand (I’m still waiting for an apology for Oblivion). And on Thursday, the 2014 Golden Globe nominations were announced, with the Comcast-owned entities picking up eight nominations.
The winners will be announced at the star-studded January 12th ceremony, which will be broadcast on, yep, NBC. Below, the breakdown.
3 Golden Globe Nominations for Universal Movies:
Rush, Golden Globe Nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
The Competition: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity and Philomena.
Despicable Me 2, Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
The competition: The Croods and Frozen.
Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The competition: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).
By contrast, Sony Pictures Releasing, Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures Classics all received more Golden Globe nominations for their films, with Sony Pictures Releasing leading the pack with eleven Golden Globe nominations.
5 Golden Globe Nominations for NBC Shows:
James Spader (Blacklist), Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor in TV Series.
The competition: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).
Parks and Recreation, Golden Globe Nomination for Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical.
The competition: The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox), Girls (HBO), and Modern Family (ABC).
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical.
The competition: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP).
Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show), Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical.
The competition: Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
Monica Potter (Parenthood), Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress In a Supporting Role In a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The competition: Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge), Janet McTeer (White Queen), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family).
HBO, Starz, Netflix and Showtime all had more Golden Globe nominations for their shows, with HBO at nine Golden Globe nominations. NBC tied CBS.