The Golden Globes is being held on Sunday, the first major Hollywood awards ceremony on the road to the Oscars in March.
British comedian Ricky Gervais will present the event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Kate Winslet, Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Cher are among the presenters.
The Globes are bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of around 90 international journalists based in southern California.
The awards recognise both movies and TV shows. Prizes are also divided between dramas and comedies or musicals.
The BBC reports director Martin Scorsese will receive a special award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.
Gervais, 48, won a Globe in 2004 for his work in The Office.
New Zealander Anna Paquin is again nominated for best actress in a television drama, for performance as the lover of a vampire in True Blood. Paquin also won the award last year.