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Candelabra, Cards lead TV Golden Globes

1 of 2 Behind the Candelabra (Michael Douglas pictured) - Four nominations
Behind the Candelabra (Michael Douglas pictured) - Four nominations
2 of 2 House of Cards (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) - Ties for most nominations
House of Cards (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) - Ties for most nominations

Behind the Candelabra, which was shown in Irish cinemas but on HBO in the US, and Netflix's House of Cards lead the nominations in the TV categories of the Golden Globes with four each.

Behind the Candelabra is nominated in the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category alongside American Horror Story: Coven, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake and The White Queen.

House of Cards is nominated for Best Television Series - Drama along with Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife and Masters of Sex.

The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation are nominated for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

Among the nominees in the various acting categories are: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Lena Dunham (Girls) and Idris Elba (Luther).

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) are also among those shortlisted.

The winners will be announced on Sunday January 12, 2014.

The Nominees in the TV Categories:

Best Television Series - Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen - Masters of Sex

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

James Spader - The Blacklist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black

Taylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black

Kerry Washington - Scandal

Robin Wright - House of Cards

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Jason Bateman - Arrested Development

Don Cheadle - House of Lies

Michael J Fox - The Michael J Fox Show

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Andy Samberg - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel - New Girl

Lena Dunham - Girls

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas - Behind the Candelabra

Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba - Luther

Al Pacino - Phil Spector

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter - Burton & Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson - The White Queen

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren - Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss - Top of the Lake

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles - The Good Wife

Rob Lowe - Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll - House of Cards

Jon Voight - Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset - Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer - The White Queen

Hayden Panettiere - Nashville

Monica Potter - Parenthood

Sofia Vergara - Modern Family

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