Showtime is ‘Golden,’ nominations honor original series

Showtime is Golden these days, the premium cabler is stealing HBO’s thunder in the original series department with some of the best television in years. <P></P> <P>The Golden Globes nominations show that the network is doing something right.  "The Tudors" is the first Showtime series to be nominated for Best Television Drama.</P> <P>***image3:right***</P> <P>To celebrate, Showtime has posted special videos including the very first scene to surface from season 2 of "The Tudors."</P> <P>Tudors: <A href="">here</A></P> <P>Californication: <A href="">here</A></P> <P>Weeds: <A href="">here</A></P> <P>Dexter: <A href="">here</A></P> <P>Notably absent in the Globes award nods is the brilliant "The Brotherhood," a no-miss series that is addictive.  </P> <P>Another huge oversight is the lack of a nom for Elizabeth Perkins, "Celia Hodes" of "Weeds", she steals every frame she is in.  Shame!</P> <P>Showtime also leads the cable networks in the lead actor/actress series nomination categories. </P> <P>***image4:center***</P> <P>In the Best Actor in a Drama category, "Dexter’s" Michael C. Hall and "Tudors" Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the first two actors from Showtime that have been nominated in the same category.</P> <P>The nominations of "Californication" David Duchovny and "Weeds" Mary-Louise Parker is the first time two actors from a Showtime series have been nominated in the lead acting comedy categories.</P> <P>David Duchovny’s nomination marks the first time Showtime has received a nomination in the category of Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.</P> <P>***image5:center***</P> <P>Showtime nominations:</P> <P>Best Television Series – Drama<BR>“The Tudors”</P> <P>Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama<BR>Michael C Hall, “Dexter”<BR>Johnathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors”</P> <P>Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical<BR>“Californication”</P> <P>Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical<BR>David Duchovny, “Californication”</P> <P>Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical<BR>Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”</P> <P>Also, Showtime received WGA nominations:</P> <P>"Dexter" received a Dramatic series nomination – a first ever overall series nomination for Showtime.</P> <P>Tim Schlattman, who penned "The Dark Defender" episode of DEXTER, was also nominated in the Episodic Drama category.</P> <P>"Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" was honored with its fifth consecutive nomination in the Comedy/Variety (including talk) series category.</P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.