After a barren start to Hollywood awards season Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Joel Edgerton and Margot Robbie are in need of a Golden Globes nomination to resuscitate their Oscar campaigns.
Globes nominations will be announced in Los Angeles 12.15am Friday AEDT.
Oscar winners often kick-start their campaigns in late November and early December, with wins or nominations from the New York Film Critics Circle or National Board of Review,. However, this time Kidman, Jackman and Robbie have been left empty-handed.
The Globes is traditionally friendly territory for Australia's A-List and with separate drama and comedy/musical categories, the chances of a nomination doubles compared with other awards shows.
The Globes' races this season will be shaken up by the expected decision to include A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, both heavily influenced by music, in the drama categories instead of comedy/musical.
Kidman is a solid chance for two nominations.
Her performance as an undercover cop in Destroyer should earn her a best actress in a drama nod, although Lady Gaga for A Star is Born is the favourite to win ahead of Glenn Close (The Wife), Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) and Viola Davis (Widows).
Fellow Aussie Toni Collette, for the horror film Hereditary, had an early awards boost with a surprise best actress win at the Gotham Awards and could sneak into the category.
Kidman is also a decent chance to pick up a supporting actress nomination for the Edgerton-directed Boy Erased, following on from this week's AACTA win in the same category.
Robbie, for Mary Queen of Scots, and another Australian, Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), are outside chances of Globe nominations for supporting actress.
Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk and Amy Adams (Vice) are the favourites in the supporting category.
Jackman has been promoting his role as sex scandal-plagued 1988 presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner, but his chances of squeezing into the best actor/drama category ahead of Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ryan Gosling (First Man), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Clint Eastwood (The Mule) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) appear slim.
In the best picture/drama race, Australian producers Gary Hamilton and Victoria Hill are in the hunt, with First Reformed one of the favourites.
A Star Is Born is the top pick for best picture/drama, with other contenders including If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, First Man, BlacKkKlansman and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Edgerton, for directing Boy Erased and as a supporting actor, is a long shot for Globe nominations.
Boy Erased co-star Russell Crowe is also not given much chance of ending his 13-year Globes drought by earning a supporting actor nomination.
In the TV categories, Australia's Yvonne Strahovski should follow this year's supporting actress Emmy nomination for The Handmaid's Tale with a Globe nod.
Winners will be announced at the 76th Golden Globes ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6.