L. A. (AFP) - the disclosing of nominations for the Golden Globes started Thursday, kicking off Hollywood s annual awards season that culminates with the Oscars in February.

The announcements, which come every week before the influential display Actors Guild nominations, are the first important bellwether of momentum going into the Academy Awards.

Awards evaluation website Gold Derby predicts that tune romance reboot "a celeb Is Born" and "If Beale road may want to talk" -- a tale of black love tailored from a James Stanley Baldwin novel -- will top the nominations.

past the frontrunners, a slew of biopics are inside the mix -- "First guy," the intimate recounting of Neil Armstrong s moon touchdown; Dick Cheney film "Vice" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," approximately Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

The 76th Golden Globes take location on Sunday, January 6 in Beverly Hills. The Oscar nominations come after the Globes this year, on January 22.