Candice Bergen Gets Golden Globe Nom for 'Murphy Brown'

Candice Bergen Gets Golden Globe Nom for 'Murphy Brown'

Back in the days (more than 20 years ago) when Murphy Brown was popular, Candice Bergen was virtually guaranteed to get a Golden Globe nomination for playing the series' title role. That still seems to be true, even though the current revival of Murphy Brown has gathered lackluster ratings, ho-hum reviews and an apparent cancellation from CBS. Read on for details.

Via Deadline.

Candice Bergen this morning received her 12th Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in CBS’ de facto 11th season of Murphy Brown, returning more than two decades after wrap of the comedy series’ most recent prior season.

Bergen’s nomination tipped the scale in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy category in favor of broadcast TV. She joined a list that included Kristen Bell of NBC’s The Good Place; and Debra Messing, from NBC’s nod to the TV throwback trend Will & Grace. Also nommed: Alison Brie of Netflix’s GLOW and last year’s category winner Rachel Brosnahan for the title role in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Bergen’s Murphy Brown nom marked the only nom for the series that was an HFPA darling in its initial run; it failed to land a best-in-genre series nom. Bergen also is responsible for CBS’ only TV nom at this round of Globes competition.

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HFPA’s nod to Bergen continues a long-running love affair at the Golden Globe Awards: the actress received her first in 1967 as Most Promising Newcomer. Most of those noms, as well as her many Emmy noms and wins and other accolades, feted her headline-grabbing performance as Murphy, the complicated TV journalist/real-life nemesis of Veep Dan Quayle.

She previously was nominated eight times for the role – most recently in 1996 – winning Globes in ’92 and in ’89 towards the start of the celebrated series’ run.

(Bergen also won 5 Emmys for the role, of seven Emmy noms).

A Bergen win would liven up NBC’s Globes broadcast on January 6, Bergen being known for yeasty acceptance speeches.

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