'American Horror Story'

FX's bizarre "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay cable drama series to be nominated for a Golden Globe Thursday. (FX)

The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.

FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's "Boss," HBO's "Game of Thrones," Showtime's "Homeland" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."

The broadcast networks did better in the comedies, where ABC's "Modern Family" and Fox's "Glee" and "New Girl" joined HBO's "Enlightened" and Showtime's "Episodes."

The Golden Globes, which are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have never made a lot of sense as an actual barometer of quality TV, but they are fun to watch. (Ricky Gervais will once again host the ceremony Jan. 15 on NBC.)

That being said, I can't really get too annoyed that FX's "Justified" or "Sons of Anarchy," or AMC's "Breaking Bad" didn't get nominated in the drama field, or that "Glee" remains a comedy nominee while NBC's "Community" or "Parks and Recreation" and FX's "Louie" do not.

The Globes managed some surprises--or should I say bizarre choices--in the acting categories too. Madeleine Stowe is marvelous as a bitchy socialite in ABC's "Revenge," while Callie Thorne does good work in USA's "Necessary Roughness," but I don't consider either of them award-caliber.

But hey, the Globes did manage to include Claire Danes of "Homeland," Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" and Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones," all overlooked by the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. So there is that.

I'll just enjoy watching Gervais skewer them all. Below is a complete list of TV nominess. DId your favorites make it?

American Horror Story, FX
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Boss, Starz
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime

Enlightened, HBO
Episodes, Showtime
Glee, Fox
Modern Family, ABC