DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP RECEIVES 12 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS

DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP RECEIVES 12 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS

"Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost" Receive Repeat Nominations for Best Television Series – Drama

Hit Newcomer "Ugly Betty" Receives First Nomination For Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Two-Time Golden Globe Comedy Winner "Desperate Housewives" Earns Third Straight Nomination for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Evangeline Lily Earn First Nominations for Best Performance By an Actor/Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Marcia Cross, America Ferrera and Felicity Huffman Secure Nominations for Best Performance by an Actress In a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Katherine Heigl Recognized For Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Supporting Role In a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture

Zach Braff Receives Third Nomination for Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for "Scrubs"

Disney-ABC Television Group series received 12 nominations, including Best Television Series Comedy nominations for the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty," and Drama Series nominations for "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost" for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which were announced this morning.

Touchstone Television, which produces all of the nominated series, currently has the #1 ("Grey's Anatomy"), #2 ("Desperate Housewives") and #3 ("Lost")-rated primetime shows for the season in A18-49, the first studio ever to have the top three primetime programs in the history of the Nielsen People Meter. First-time Best Television Series – Comedy nominee "Ugly Betty" is the #1-rated new comedy of the season in both Total Viewers and A18-49.

In addition to "Betty's" comedy series nomination, America Ferrera proved to be a beautiful addition to the Golden Globes, garnering her first nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

Previous Golden Globe nominee "Grey's Anatomy" received four nominations, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Patrick Dempsey, a first Best Actress nomination for Ellen Pompeo, and Katherine Heigl's first nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Previous Golden Globe comedy series winner "Desperate Housewives" received three nominations, including repeat nominations for Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

Last year's drama series winner "Lost" received two nominations, with Evangeline Lily capturing her first nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

Zach Braff received his third nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for "Scrubs."

The 2007 Golden Globe Awards will be presented Monday, January 15, 2007 in Los Angeles.

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