Saturday, January 10, 2009

Surprises and snubs shake up 2009's Golden Globes

Surprise: "True Blood"

HBO's juicy new vampire drama bit into our consciousness in a big way in 2008. Scoring two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series and Best Actress (Anna Paquin), this fiendishly good romp in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana kicked the Globes' usual contenders to the curb. And why not? Hot vampire hunks, the luscious heroine Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), earthlings and bloodsucklings getting it on...Yes, all that bloody good tomfoolery hooked viewers and Globe voters, leaving them hungry for more. Sink your teeth into that, you snubbed thespians on "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy!"