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Cable Nets Come Up Big In Golden Globe Nominations

HBO, Showtime and FX drew the most network nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, which also gave a big nod to freshman shows.

Overall HBO garnered 15 nominations, followed by a Showtime-record nine Golden Globe Awards nods, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced during a Thursday morning ceremony.

FX drew eight nominations followed by over-the-top streaming service Netflix’s seven.

FX’s mini-series Fargo was the most nominated show with five, followed by HBO’s True Detective with four. Showtime’s House Of Cards and The Affair, CBS’ The Good Wife, HBO’s The Normal Heart and Olive Kitteridge, and Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black all garnered three nominations.

Over-the-top streaming service Amazon Prime's comedy Transparent was among several freshman series to garner multiple Golden Globe nominations. Transparent drew nods for best comedy series -- where it will vie with fellow freshman shows Silicon Valley (HBO) and Jane The Virgin (The CW), along with HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black – as well as a best comedy actor performance nod for Jeffrey Tambor.

Louis CK (FX’s Louie); Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House Of Lies); Rickey Gervais (Netflix’s Derek); and William H. Macy (Showtime’s Shameless) will battle Tambor for the best drama actor statuette.

Showtime’s rookie series The Affair (pictured) will take on PBS’ Downton Abbey, HBO’s Game Of Thrones, CBS’ The Good Wife and Netflix’s House Of Cards in the best drama series category.

“I am beyond grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this extraordinary honor ...and to Showtime's David Nevins for taking a risk on this unconventional show," said The Affair executive producer andcreator Sarah Treem in a statement

Cable networks swept nominations in the best actor and actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television categories.

The Golden Globe Awards will air Jan. 11 on NBC.

A full list of the Golden Globe nominees can be found here.