On the film side, the searing slave saga 12 Years a Slave and the Abscam crime story American Hustle lead the movie contenders, while Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Behind the Candelabra are top nominees vying for television honours.
Canadian actors Tatiana Maslany and Michael J. Fox are also among the small-screen competitors, Maslany for the sci-fi drama Orphan Black and Fox for the sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show.
Woody Allen is this year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, though the iconic American filmmaker famously avoids award shows. Emma Stone and Diane Keaton, who appear in Allen's latest and best-known films respectively, will be on hand to pay tribute to the New York director.
Hosted for a second consecutive year by comedy stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET and airing on NBC and CTV.