Nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards will be revealed Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
"La La Land" has received nominations for seven categories including best picture, best director and best actor and actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, respectively.
"Moonlight", a coming-of-age film about a young, gay black man, followed "La La Land" with six nominations, including a best director nomination for Barry Jenkins and best supporting acting nods for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali.
"La La Land" will face competition from "20th Century Women", "Deadpool", "Florence Foster Jenkins", and "Sing Street" in the race for best comedy or musical film.
"Manchester By The Sea" and "Moonlight" were nominated for best movie, drama, along with "Hacksaw Ridge", "Hell or High Water" and "Lion".
But, inevitably, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association managed to serve up some surprising nods and snubs for the awards show, which serves as an Oscars predictor.
The nominations for the Best TV Series in the Musical or Comedy category went to "Atlanta", "Blackish", "Mozart In The Jungle", "Transparent" and "Veep".
For one thing, the Globes split up their best picture and lead acting races into drama and comedy/musical categories, thereby allowing more nominees to sneak in - contenders who might otherwise be far off Oscars' radar.
Meryl Streep, who will receive the Cecil B DeMille Award for career achievement, is nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy film for Florence Foster Jenkins.
Best actress in a film drama are: Amy Adams, "Arrival"; Jessica Chastain, "Miss Sloane"; Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"; Ruth Negga, "Loving"; Natalie Portman, "Jackie".
The People Versus OJ Simpson: American Crime Story received a number of nominations including best limited series or film made for television.
Along with Streep and Stone, the best actress, comedy or musical, nominees include Annette Bening ("20th Century Women"), Hailee Steinfeld for the teen comedy "The Edge of Seventeen" and Lily Collins for Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply".
"Kubo and the Two Strings", "Moana", "My Life as a Zucchini", "Sing", "Zootopia" and "Trolls" were nominated for the best animated feature film.
Andrew Garfield is nominated for best actor in a film drama for his performance as conscientious objector Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson's Second World War drama Hacksaw Ridge.
The Golden Globe nominees for best screenplay: "La La Land", "Nocturnal Animals", "Moonlight", "Manchester By the Sea" and "Hell or High Water". This year's picks featured some eyebrow-raising outliers like the unheralded Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" for best supporting actor and Jonah Hill for the poorly reviewed "War Dogs".
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"; Tom Ford, "Nocturnal Animals"; Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"; Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"; Taylor Sheridan, "Hell or High Water".
Best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for TV are: Riz Ahmed, "The Night Of"; Bryan Cranston, "All the Way"; John Turturro, "The Night Of"; Tom Hiddleston, "Night Manager"; Courtney B. Vance, "People v. O.J. Simpson".
"Best TV drama series are: "The Crown", "Game of Thrones", "Stranger Things", "This is Us" and Westworld".
- Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"; Riley Keough, "The Girlfriend Experience"; Sarah Paulson, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; Charlotte Rampling, "London Spy"; Kerry Washington, "Confirmation".
The Golden Globe nominees for actor in television - supporting: Sterling K. Brown, Hugh Laurie, John Lithgow, Christian Slater and John Travolta.
Caitriona Balfe, Claire Foy, Keri Russell, Winona Ryder and Evan Rachel Wood scored nominations in the best actress in a TV series, drama, category.
Joining Rhys in the best dramatic actor category are Rami Malek (USA's "Mr. Robot"), Bob Odenkirk (AMC's "Better Call Saul"), Liev Schreiber (Showtime's "Ray Donovan") and Billy Bob Thornton (Amazon's "Goliath").
Rachel Bloom, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Issa Rae, Gina Rodriguez, Tracy Ellis Ross will compete for best actress in a TV musical/comedy.
Epix got into the original programming game this year with the political comedy "Graves", and Nick Nolte just received a best supporting actor nomination for his role.