LOS ANGELES – The drama on Wisteria Lane is unending, especially when it comes to awards nominations.
"Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan was left out when Tuesday's Golden Globe bids were announced, although castmates Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria all received nominations.
The scenario was reminiscent of another "Housewives" omission, when Longoria failed to get either a Globe or Emmy Award nomination after the show made its hit debut last season.
In the previous Golden Globe and Emmy go-around, Cross, Hatcher and Huffman all received best actress bids, while Sheridan was nominated for best supporting actress for the Globes. Huffman won the Emmy, with the Globe trophy going to Hatcher.
In the Globes' odd grouping of entries, Sheridan faced tough competition. While the four "Desperate Housewives" leads competed for best actress in a musical or comedy, Sheridan vied for supporting actress in a broader category that includes series, miniseries and movies.
She was squeezed out by nominees Candice Bergen of "Boston Legal"; Camryn Manheim, "Elvis"; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds" and Joanne Woodward, "Empire Falls."
It is up to each actress to decide if they want to compete in the lead or supporting category, a spokeswoman for the show said Tuesday. Also overlooked in the supporting category was series newcomer Alfre Woodard.
A call seeking comment from Sheridan, who plays sexy schemer Edie, was not immediately returned Tuesday. Others connected with the show accentuated the positive, which included a best-series bid from the journalists' organization in charge of the Globes.
"What a great ending to a magical year!" Longoria said in a statement. "The nomination is made all the more sweet by the fact that I'm in the company of my dear friends and co-stars."
"Obviously we are excited and thrilled and we so appreciate the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's continued appreciation of our show," series creator and executive producer Marc Cherry said in a statement. "We're looking forward to a great party."
The Golden Globes ceremony is Jan. 16.
"Desperate Housewives" quickly became a water-cooler sensation when it arrived in 2004 and, with "Lost," helped turn around ABC's fortunes. Although some critics have complained the suburban satire has lost its spark, it was the top-rated show in its last airing and clearly still holds sway with the Globes.