Steve McQueen's epic 12 Years A Slave is heading for awards season success after it got seven nominations at the Golden Globes.
The film is tied with crime caper American Hustle for most nominations with nods for Londoner Chiwetel Ejiofor for best actor in a motion picture and best motion picture drama.
The annual event takes place on January 12 next year with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presenting a show that regularly pulls in millions of viewers.
Ejiofor is joined in the running for best actor by fellow Londoner Idris Elba who is recognised for his performance as Nelson Mandela in Long Road to Freedom.
The shortlist is completed by Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford.
The nominees for best actress in a motion picture drama reads like a roll call of UK acting talent with nods for Emma Thompson in Saving Mr Banks, Kate Winslet in Labor Day and Dame Judi Dench for Philomena.
UK-based Cate Blanchett is also nominated for her performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Sandra Bullock is recognised for Gravity.
The awards are seen as a reliable pointer for which films will challenge for Oscar success in March.
Elba and Ejiofor are both nominated again for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie for BBC dramas Luther and Dancing On The Edge respectively.
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are shortlisted for the Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra, while A l Pacino gets a nod for his portrayal of jailed music producer Phil Spector.
Michael Sheen's performance in Masters Of Sex is shortlisted for best actor in a TV series drama along with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, James Spader, Liev Schreiber and House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey.
Helena Bonham Carter's portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in BBC4's Burton And Taylor sees her nominated for best actress in a mini-series or TV movie along with White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson.
Also nominated are Jessica Lange, Dame Helen Mirren and Elisabeth Moss for Top Of The Lake.
McQueen is nominated for best director for 12 Years A Slave alongside Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron, American Hustle's David O Russell, Nebraska's Alexander Payne and Paul Greengrass for piracy drama Captain Phillips.
The other nominees for best motion picture drama are Gravity, Captain Phillips, Rush and Philomena.
McQueen's historical epic also picked up nominations including best original score, best motion picture screenplay and best supporting actor for Michael Fassbender.
Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan also picked up a nomination with writing partner Jeff Pope for their work on Philomena - the true story of Philomena Lee's search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption in 1950s Ireland.
Sally Hawkins' performance in Blue Jasmine sees her nominated for best supporting actress in a motion picture along with Hollywood A-listers Julia Roberts and J ennifer Lawrence.