Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime film "American Hustle" won most nominations for the Golden Globes announced Thursday with seven nods each.
Black and white road movie "Nebraska" came next with five nominations for the Globes, which will be handed out in Beverly Hills on January 12.
Somali piracy movie "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks and "Gravity," with Sandra Bullock as an astronaut abandoned in space with George Clooney, won four nods apiece.
Nominees for best motion picture drama, revealed in a pre-dawn announcement in Beverly Hills, were "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush."
Best drama actor nods went to Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years A Slave," Idris Elba for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," Tom Hanks for "Captain Phillips," Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Robert Redford for "All Is Lost."
Elba's nomination, for a film which had its London premiere on the day the South African anti-apartheid hero died, drew applause from the Beverly Hills hotel media and Hollywood watcher audience.
The best actress in a drama shortlist included three Britons: Judi Dench for "Philomena," Emma Thompson for "Saving Mr. Banks" and Kate Winslet for "Labor Day."
They are up against Australian actress Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's latest film "Blue Jasmine," and Bullock for "Gravity."