The Golden Globes will not be lacking Australian star power with Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette picking up nominations.
Crowe, who was a regular nominee at the Golden Globes and Oscars in the early 2000s, has been on the outer for more than a decade.
He was welcomed back on Monday when he picked up a Globe nomination for portraying controversial Fox News boss Roger Ailes in the TV mini-series The Loudest Voice.
Crowe will compete against Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy), Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon), Christopher Abbott (Catch-22) and Jared Harris (Chernobyl) in the limited series or TV movie best actor category.
Kidman cleaned up on the awards show circuit two years ago for her complex and challenging performance as Celeste Wright in the first season of Big Little Lies, and she was rewarded again on Monday for season two of the TV series based on Australian author Liane Moriarty's novel.
Kidman has plenty of competition in the lead actress in a TV drama race with her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon nominated for her new show The Morning along with Jennifer Aniston (The Morning), Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Crown) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve).
Rising Australian star Sarah Snook was a surprise snub in the category for her scene-stealing role in the TV drama Succession.
Robbie's pursuit of an Oscar remains on track with her nod for best supporting actress in the movie Bombshell, also about Ailes' reign of workplace sexual harassment at Fox News.
Robbie's category is also stacked with A-Listers; Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Annette Bening (The Report) and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) are also nominated.
Blanchett, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy movie for Where'd You Go, Bernadette, is up against Emma Thompson (Late Night), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart), Awkwafina (The Farewell) and Ana De Armas (Knives Out).
Collette, nominated in the supporting actress in a TV series or movie category for Unbelievable, also faces star-studded competition with Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies), Patricia Arquette (The Act), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) and Emily Watson (Chernobyl) receiving nods.
Another surprise snub was New Zealand's Taika Waititi who missed out on directing kudos for his comedy/drama Jojo Rabbit, but the film did score a nod in the best comedy/musical picture category.
The streaming service Netflix and the film Marriage Story were the overall winners at the nomination ceremony.
Netflix dominated Hollywood's traditional movie studios with 17 nominations.
Sony and Disney were next with eight and six nods respectively.
Netflix was also king in the TV categories with 17, followed by HBO's 15 and Hulu with five.
In a sign of the times, US free-to-air TV networks NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox all came up empty-handed.
The Globes ceremony will be held in Beverly Hills on January 5.
LIST OF MAIN NOMINEES:
Directing: Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood); Martin Scorsese (The Irishman); Todd Phillips (Joker); Sam Mendes (1917); Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
Best Drama Picture: 1917; The Irishman; Joker; Marriage Story; The Two Popes.
Lead Actors in a Movie Drama: Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari); Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory); Adam Driver (Marriage Story); Joaquin Phoenix (Joker); Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).
Best Comedy/Musical: JoJo Rabbit; Dolemite Is My Name; Knives Out; Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood; Rocketman.
Australian Associated Press