"Glee" and "Mad Men" get Golden Globe encores

Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:22pm EST
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - They may be a group of high school misfits but the cast and creators of TV musical "Glee" are beginning to look like Hollywood award veterans, picking up a leading five Golden Globe nominations on Tuesday.

The Fox show, whose subversive humor and infectious songs in its second season has taken pop culture by storm, roared back to defend its 2010 Golden Globe best comedy award in a list that ignored most of the season's new TV shows.

"Glee" also picked up acting nods for stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and supporting actors Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Jane Lynch, who won an Emmy in August for her role as the show's devious cheerleading coach.

"Glee" will compete for best TV comedy at the January16 Golden Globe awards with ABC's Emmy-winning comedy "Modern Family", popular favorites "The Big Bang Theory" and "30 Rock", and returning "Nurse Jackie" starring Edie Falco.

The "Glee" actors, perhaps in tune with their young audience, took to Twitter to show their appreciation.

"Oh my g-d!!!! So excited, happy, thrilled, and thankful this morning:) What amazing news!! So happy for our show, Jane, matt & chris too!!!!," Michele tweeted.

Colfer chimed in with, "OMGG! I can't believe it! Am I awake? OUCH! Yes, I'm awake! I'm going to obnoxiously tackle everyone I see today!"

Critical darling "Mad Men," on the AMC network, will bid for its fourth consecutive Golden Globe trophy for best TV drama, boosted by nominations on Tuesday for its stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss in acting categories.   Continued...