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Possible “White Collar” Golden Globe nomination?

It’s no wonder the Golden Globes have a reputation for being more fun than the rather stately affairs that usually bring out Hollywood’s A-list. After all, broadcasting live from the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 17 and keeping the Champagne flowing is bound to loosen things up. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s biggest night is also known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to honoring first-season TV shows — partly because of being the first TV-related ceremony of the calendar year and partly because of its envelope-pushing attitude.

This season offers a ballroom full of potentials that could strike the fancy of the HFPA’s 83 voting members — among them “Modern Family,” “FlashForward” and “The Good Wife.”

For “Good Wife” executive producers Robert and Michelle King, the idea of receiving a nomination is exciting. “What it does with a first-year show is it drives more viewers to it, beyond the honor, which would be amazing,” Robert King says.

Attracting more viewers is also top of mind for “White Collar” executive producer Jeff Eastin, whose cable dramedy has been well-received by viewers in its first few episodes. But Eastin has his award expectations in check.

“I gained a huge amount of respect [this year] for anybody who can even keep a show on for a season,” Eastin says. “Honestly, a lot of what really made the show popular has got to be the casting. The chemistry between [Matthew Bomer and Tim DeKay] is what really jumps off the screen.”

Source: The Envelope – LA Times.