The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, and comics turned up in two categories. RED, based on the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner comic, was tagged in the Picture, Musical or Comedy category and The Walking Dead got a nom for Best Series, Drama.
The Globes are a bit of a joke around Hollywood — see Nikki Finke’s entirely accurate report — but it’s always nice to see comics-themed material getting recognition.
RED joins ALICE IN WONDERLAND, BURLESQUE, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, and THE TOURIST in the category. (THE TOURIST a comedy? Okay.) The Walking Dead is up against Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, and The Good Wife.
Best Animated Film nominees include TOY STORY 3, THE ILLUSIONIST, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, DESPICABLE ME, and TANGLED.
In other semi-comics related noms, The Big Bang Theory got one for a Best Series, Comedy pick. Occasional comics author Thomas Jane was nominated for Best Actor, Comedy or Musical for HUNG.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.