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'Will & Grace' Did What Other '90s Revivals Didn't — Nabbed a Golden Globe Nomination

The nominations are the latest bit of proof NBC's big risk in reviving the classic comedy has paid off

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    With the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards just announced--the first award show the Peacock's revival of "Will & Grace" has been eligible for--the beloved comedy's comeback has managed to do the one thing that all the zombie shows back from the dead before them weren't able to: It got nominated.

    As revealed by presenters Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone, "Will & Grace" is up for awards in two major categories, with nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy (Eric McCormack).

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    The nominations are the latest bit of proof NBC's big risk in reviving the classic comedy has paid off. Renewed for a second season before it even premiered, the "Will & Grace" revival proved to be a ratings and critical success immediately out of the gate.

    But its new nominations elevate it above the successful '90s show revivals that have come before it, including Netflix's "Fuller House" and "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, "Fox's "The X-Files" and even Showtime's puzzling "Twin Peaks" experiment, making it the first of this new species of show to reveal itself a major award season player. 

    During its original eight season run, "Will & Grace" earned a whopping 27 Golden Globe nominations, but the hardware remained elusive throughout. Could 2018 finally be the year the series can add a Globe to its tally of 16 Emmys and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards? 

    "Will & Grace" returns with new episodes on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC. The 75th Golden Globe Awards are held live on Sunday, Jan 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC!

    (E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)