Jonathan Rhys Meyers and James Nesbitt are amongst the nominees in the television categories for the Golden Globe Awards.

Rhys Meyers has been nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama) for his role as Henry VIII in 'The Tudors'.

He is up against Michael C Hall ('Dexter'), Jon Hamm ('Mad Men'), Hugh Laurie ('House') and Bill Paxton ('Big Love') in the Best Actor category.

'The Tudors' was also nominated for Best Television Series (Drama), along with 'Big Love', 'Damages', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'House' and 'Mad Men'.

Northern Irish star James Nesbitt also bagged a nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television for his role in 'Jekyll'.

Also nominated were Adam Beach ('Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'), Ernest Borgnine ('A Grandpa for Christmas'), Jim Broadbent ('Longford') and Jason Isaacs ('The State Within').

'Damages' and 'Longford' both secured the most nominations with four each.

'Damages' star Glenn Close was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama) along with Patricia Arquette ('Medium'), Minnie Driver ('The Riches'), Edie Falco ('The Sopranos'), Sally Field ('Brothers & Sisters'), Holly Hunter ('Saving Grace') and Kyra Sedgwick ('The Closer').

'Longford' was nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television along with 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee',  'The Company', 'Five Days' and 'The State Within'.

Along with Broadbent’s nomination for his role in 'Longford', his co-stars Samantha Morton and Andy Serkis were also nominated in the acting categories.

Morton was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television along with Rose Byrne ('Damages'), Rachel Griffiths ('Brothers & Sisters'), Katherine Heigl ('Grey’s Anatomy'), Anna Paquin ('Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee') and Jaime Pressly ('My Name Is Earl').

Serkis was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television along with Ted Danson ('Damages'), Kevin Dillon ('Entourage'), Jeremy Piven ('Entourage'), William Shatner ('Boston Legal') and Donald Sutherland ('Dirty Sexy Money').

There were also nominations for 'Extras', '30 Rock', 'Ugly Betty' and 'Californication'. The awards ceremony will be held on 13 January 2008.

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