Vampire show True Blood has taken a bite out of the Best TV series (Drama) category, competing against Big Love, Dexter, House and Mad Men, while the bloodsucking show's star Anna Paquin is nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama series prize alongside Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).
In the comedy series categories, Courteney Cox and Tina Fey will compete for the Best Actress prize for their respective shows Cougar Town and 30 Rock, with Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Lea Michele (Glee).
The Golden Globes, which take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, will be hosted by TV funnyman Ricky Gervais.
The nominees in the main TV categories are as follows:
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Glenn Close - Damages
January Jones - Mad Men
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Anna Paquin - True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Simon Baker - The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Bill Paxton - Big Love
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette - United States Of Tara
Courteney Cox - Cougar Town
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Lea Michele - Glee
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carell - The Office
David Duchovny - Californication
Thomas Jane - Hung
Matthew Morrison – Glee
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