The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe awards on Thursday (December 11, 2013) saw a tie between 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle with seven nods for each.
Captain Phillips and Gravity grabbed four nominations each.
The five best motion picture drama nominees are 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush.
In competition for the best motion picture (comedy or musical) title are American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The best actor in a motion picture (drama) award has neck-and-neck competition among Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Robert Redford (All Is Lost).
The actresses competing in the same category are Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks) and Kate Winslet (Labor Day).
Those in the run for the best director's trophy include Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska) and David O Russell (American Hustle).
The nominations were announced by Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde at the Beverly Hilton Hotel here.
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards are set to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 12, 2014, after final balloting begins on December 23, with a January 8 deadline.