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Cable dominates Globe TV noms

Broadcast nets take backseat to pay channels

Judging from the Golden Globe nominations, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is paying its cable bill.

Unlike last year, in which seven of the best drama and comedy series were from the broadcast nets, cablers dominated the television categories this time around, with only three shows coming from the broadcast side.

HBO earned the most noms of any network with 18.

But it wasn’t just HBO that made a big impression. Showtime did very well as four of its skeins — “The Tudors,” “Dexter” “Weeds” and newcomer “Californication” — all received heat in either the series or acting categories.

The series that resonated most with voters was the FX drama “Damages,” which earned four noms; it stars Glenn Close as shrewd Gotham lawyer Patty Hewes.

Close now has six TV noms (and one win) from the Globes over her career, with only three coming from her film roles.

HBO’s “Longford” also earned four nominations, for best telepic as well as one each for topliners Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and Andy Serkis. Story revisits the controversy in 1965 when a British politician visited a woman accused of murdering children.

Last year’s drama champ, “Grey’s Anatomy,” is back to defend its title.

Among the other five shows competing for the crown, competition could come from AMC’s well-received original series “Mad Men,” which also saw leading man Jon Hamm earn a nod.

On the comedy side, last year’s winner “Ugly Betty” didn’t earn a spot this time around.

Emmy winner “30 Rock” will face four others for the crown — “Californication,” “Entourage,” “Extras” and newcomer “Pushing Daisies.”

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