Mel Gibson is looking for redemption, Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her trophy cabinet while Joel Edgerton and the Australian films Hacksaw Ridge and Lion are in the hunt for major upsets at the Golden Globes.
The ceremony, one of the major stops in the crowded Hollywood awards season, is scheduled to begin at the Beverly Hilton Hotel midday Monday AEDT.
Australia's A-List nominees are all long shots for wins.
Gibson, after being shunned by Hollywood for alleged anti-Semitic remarks and other ugly tirades for more than a decade, is nominated for best director for Hacksaw Ridge.
Kidman is in the running for best supporting actress for Lion while Edgerton is up in the best actor in a drama category for Loving.
Hacksaw Ridge, shot in Sydney and rural NSW, and Lion, filmed in Tasmania and India, are competing in the top category of the night - best dramatic film - but Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are the favourites.
La La Land is the runaway favourite for best musical/comedy film.
Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) are all considered better chances than Gibson in the directing category.
Kidman is competing against category favourite Viola Davis (Fences), as well as Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea).
Sydney's Edgerton is the longest shot of the Aussies.
Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) is the red hot favourite for best actor in a drama, with Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic ) and Denzel Washington (Fences) joining Edgerton as outsiders.
With Oscar voters mulling who to nominate for this year's Academy Awards, Globes wins and snubs could be highly influential before they fill out their ballots.
© AAP 2017