When are the Golden Globe nominations announced? Great question: on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at 8 a.m. EST on NBC.

The 71st annual Golden Globes, hosted for the second consecutive year by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air Sunday, January 12, 2014, on the same network.

Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari will announce this year's nominations, according to USA Today. Sosie Bacon, the 21-year-old daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, was recently announced Miss Golden Globe 2014 and is also set to partake in the nominations announcement.

The Golden Globes bring together the best of cinema and television. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization which consists of approximately 90 people, picks the winners. Last year, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, and Daniel Day-Lewis took home golden statues, among others. "Argo" and "Les Miserables" won big, as well as "Homeland," "Girls," and "Game Change" with small-screen wins.

According to Hitflix, some serious contenders for the 2014 awards are the films "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," and "American Hustle," and actors Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

Woody Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award, which last year went to Jodie Foster.

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  • Best Picture, Motion Picture Drama

    "Argo"

  • Best Actor Motion Picture Drama

    Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

  • Best Actress In A Drama

    Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

  • Best Actor, Musical Or Comedy

    Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"

  • Best Comedy or Musical

    "Girls"

  • Best Director

    Ben Affleck , "Argo"

  • The Cecil B. DeMille Award

    Jodie Foster

  • Best Actress In A Comedy

    Lena Dunham, "Girls"

  • Best Animated Feature

    "Brave"

  • Best Actor in a TV Comedy

    Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

  • Best Actress, TV Series Drama

    Claire Danes, "Homeland"

  • Best Foreign Film

    "Amour"

  • Best Screenplay

    Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

  • Best Supporting Actor In TV Series, Miniseries Or Movie

    Ed Harris, "Game Change"

  • Best Actress Musical Or Comedy

    Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

  • Best Actor In TV Miniseries Or Movie

    Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"

  • Best Original Song

    "Skyfall"

  • Best Original Score Motion Picture

    "Life of Pi"

  • Best TV Series Drama

    "Homeland"

  • Best Actor TV Series Drama

    Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

  • Best Actress In A Miniseries Or TV Movie

    Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

  • Best Miniseries or TV Movie.

    "Game Change"

  • Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series, Miniseries Or Movie

    Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."

  • Jennifer Lawrence

  • Halle Berry

  • Kristen Bell

  • Jessica Chastain

  • Tina Fey

  • Amy Poehler

  • Sally Field

  • Olivia Munn

  • Lena Dunham

  • Bradley Cooper

  • Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough

  • Megan Hilty

  • Zooey Deschanel

  • Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green

  • Johnny Galecki

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • Isla Fisher in Reem Acra

  • Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

  • Claire Danes in Versace

  • Amy Adams in Marchesa

  • Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

  • Carla Gugino

  • Alyssa Milano

  • Ariel Winter in Valentino

  • Michelle Dockery in Alexander Vauthier

  • Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan