One geek, two country girls and a whole lot of music: Three CTV shows receive Golden Globe nods

One geek, two country girls and a whole lot of music: Three CTV shows receive Golden Globe nods
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by: Vince Mirenzi
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Wednesday morning proved to be golden for three hit CTV programs, with "Big Bang Theory," "Nashville" and "Smash" earning a total of five Golden Globe nominations.

Representing geeks everywhere, Jim Parsons, who plays the always-hysterical Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory," picked up an individual nod for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. This is the second time Parsons has been nominated for the award – the first time he was, he won it in 2011.

Also receiving individual nominations are "Nashville's" Connie Britton, nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and Hayden Panettiere, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie. This marks the first time either actress has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

"I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press to be nominated. It is a huge honor and I'm thrilled for Hayden and I to represent everyone who has been working so devotedly and tirelessly on ‘Nashville,'" said Britton, in a statement after hearing the good news.

"I woke up to this news, cried and then made myself a grilled cheese. I am so honored!" tweeted Panettiere.

Earning ensemble recognition are CTV series "The Big Bang Theory" and "Smash," with nominations for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. While "Big Bang" has been nominated for the award before, this will be "Smash's" first opportunity to claim a Golden Globe.

"Congrats to my entire cast and crew @BigBang_CBS for the SAG and Golden Globe nominations!!!! We r so blessed!!!!!" tweeted an ecstatic Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on "The Big Bang Theory," also referring to the shows' Screen Actors Guild nominations.

"Everyone who is involved with 'Smash,' whether on the outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the aisles this morning on this wonderful news," said Steven Spielberg, Executive Producer of "Smash," in a statement.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

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