The 2013 Golden Globe Nominations for Comedy (and/or Musicals)

Each year’s return to award season reminds us how comedy and comedians all too often are overlooked, marginalized or otherwise different enough from other performing artists such that, heck, how can anyone win, really? For every victory or nomination at the Academy Awards for individual achievement — screenplays are often a best bet, with supporting roles sometimes also given a chance — there is an equal and/or opposite reaction just before the Oscars from the Golden Globes. They nominate and recognize comedy performances in movies: Hooray! They do it for TV, too: Huzzah! But they must compete with musicals:...

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