Australian duo Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are strong chances for Golden Globe wins at a ceremony expected to be overshadowed by a landmark campaign to combat sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and other workplaces.
Kidman is the red hot favourite to claim two Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday (Monday noon AEDT) for starring in and producing the TV mini-series Big Little Lies.
Robbie could also take two Globes for starring in and producing I, Tonya, although she faces stiff opposition.
Bookmakers and awards analysts have Saoirse Ronan and her film Lady Bird just ahead of Robbie and I, Tonya in the Globes' comedy/musical categories.
Kidman and Robbie, along with Reese Witherspoon and other A-list actresses, will also use the vast TV audience to launch their Time's Up campaign to take on harassment and abuse.
The actresses are expected to wear black gowns and special pins for the event.
Hugh Jackman (best actor in a comedy/musical) for The Greatest Showman is a longshot for a win, with James Franco (The Disaster Artist) the frontrunner.
Australians Geoffrey Rush, nominated for best actor in a limited TV series for playing Albert Einstein in Genius, and Katherine Langford, for her performance in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, are also outside chances.