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Hollywood to hit red carpet for Golden Globes

Published on Jan 12, 2014 10:17 AM
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Hollywood hits the red carpet on Sunday for the 71st annual Golden Globes, with a packed cast of A-list nominees vying to win the first major honours of Tinseltown's annual awards season.

Harrowing saga 12 Years A Slave and crime caper American Hustle are likely frontrunners at the Globes, which - unlike the season-closing Oscars in March - are split between dramas and musical/comedy films.

The race for glory features the strongest field in years, with other contenders including 3-D space drama Gravity, Somali piracy tale Captain Phillips, and Martin Scorsese's scandal epic The Wolf Of Wall Street.

On the small screen - increasingly important as big-screen stars and money migrate to television - Netflix's pioneering House Of Cards could win more gold, as could cult hit Breaking Bad, after its finale in September.

 
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