Five Globe nominations for Glee

Five Globe nominations for Glee


Lea Michele is nominated for her role in Glee

Glee leads the TV contenders for the Golden Globes with five nominations.

The musical comedy series, which returns to the UK for the second series on E4 in January, has been nominated in the comedy series category, against 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Modern Family and Nurse Jackie.

Lea Michele, who plays keen student Rachel Berry in the series, battles it out against Tina Fey and Toni Collette, among others, in the best actress category, while Matthew Morrison, who plays earnest teacher Will Schuester, has been nominated in the best actor category.

Jane Lynch, known for her role as sadistic gym teacher Sue Sylvester, and Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel, are both nominated for their supporting roles.

Contenders in the drama series category include Mad Men, starring John Hamm and January Jones, and The Walking Dead, which stars British actor Andrew Lincoln.

Other British nominations include Hugh Laurie for his role as grumpy doctor Gregory House in the television drama House and Idris Elba for his role in the BBC detective drama Luther.

Former Lovejoy star Ian McShane also picked up a nomination for his part in the mini-series Pillars Of The Earth.

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