Hollywood to hit red carpet for Golden Globes
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.