Homeland cast change and recap of Golden Globe wins

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Homeland cast changes were announced in the week after the show scored three awards at the 2013 Golden Globes.

Homeland is in hiatus after the blockbuster and controversial second season finale, but you'd hardly notice it.

The reviews of how the writers chose to wrap up the season were flying back and forth between those who were disappointed and those that weren't grumbling.

Then came the Golden Globe nominations.

Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin were given nods in the categories of Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a TV drama series.

The show got its own nomination and after Homeland's big win at last fall's 2012 Emmy Awards, much was hoped for.

While it wasn't a clean sweep (Mandy Patinkin did not win), Best TV Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress in a TV Drama ain't bad at all.

In his acceptance speech, Damian Lewis was bursting with pride:

"Gosh, thank you to all the Hollywood Foreign Press, all of you out there. We ‑‑ all of us at Homeland, the last 18 months we’ve had the most extraordinary, wonderful journey and to have picked up a little piece of treasure along the way is a great perk. So thank you."

Series co-creator Alex Gansa gave a big nod to Charlotte, NC where the program is shot.

"Charlotte has welcomed us with open arms, and the best thing about Charlotte is the people there are not cynical about the film and television business. It is such a warm and friendly place to shoot our series."

Lewis wasn't as charmed, thanking the large crew who suffered in the "intolerable heat in North Carolina." Ouch!

Now for other news.

According to TV Line, Diego Klattenhoff who plays Mike Faber, ex-best friend of Sgt. Nicholas Brody and current bed partner of Brody's wife Jessica will not return for season three in the same capacity.

It apparently doesn't end the story arc of Jessica, since there has been no such announcement about Morena Baccarin, the wonderful actress who brings Jess to life.

Showtime's Homeland is currently on hiatus between season two and season three. It can be seen on-demand and at the show's website.


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