“The West Wing” has 17 previous noms, and has been nominated each of its five years for drama, which it won in 2000.
u Martin Sheen has three Globe mentions, stretching back to 1968; he won the drama actor honor in 2000 (“The West Wing”).
“Joan of Arcadia” star Amber Tamblyn is the daughter of Russ Tamblyn, who won a Globe in 1955 for New Star of the Year for his role in “Hit the Deck.”
Frances Conroy of “Six Feet Under” is a first-time supporting actress nominee, though the show has been nommed for drama three years running and took home the trophy its first year. Rachel Griffiths won the cat-egory for her role on the show the same year.
“Sex and the City” has its fifth consecutive nom for comedy series and has won three times.
Kristin Davis’ nomination is her first for the show; the show’s other regular actresses all have multiple noms. Kim Cattrall won last year after four consecutive mentions and Sarah Jessica Parker has three wins on six consecutive nominations.
Ricky Gervais is the first Brit nominated for best actor in a comedy series for his role in “The Office.” The series also is the first non-American series to be nominated for best comedy series.
“Will & Grace” has five consecutive noms for comedy and has never won. The same is true of cast members Eric McCormick, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes; Megan Mullaly has four consecutive nominations and no wins.
Matt LeBlanc has his second consecutive nom for “Friends,” which has a total of 10 noms in its history. The only win was last year for Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow is the only other nommed thesp from the show.
Tony Shalhoub, Bernie Mac and Bonnie Hunt all received their second consecutive nominations.
HBO and Showtime are the only two networks nommed in the TV movie-miniseries category. HBO could win a maximum of five Globes for its minis even though it has 13 noms; Showtime could win a max of four on its seven.