Keith Urban has welcomed news of his first Golden Globe nomination, describing the honour as doubly special considering his wife Nicole Kidman is also up for awards.
The Australian country music star scored a Best Original Song nomination for For You, which featured in Act of Valor, an action film about a team of Navy SEALs.
Urban - so often Kidman's award date when it comes to Hollywood ceremonies - said his nomination, which was announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday night, showed the song has connected with moviegoers.
"The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter, is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection," Urban said.
"I've been fortunate and moved to hear firsthand how it has impacted others' lives. For that, and for this nomination, I'm so very grateful and honoured.
"To wake up to this news, as well as to Nic's two nominations, is absolutely beautiful. What a way to start the day."
Maybe Kidman and Urban will split a cab with Naomi Watts and Hugh Jackman to the Academy Awards ceremony.
The Australian quartet is on track to score Oscar nominations, and maybe even win a few of the coveted statuettes, after a bumper performance at the Golden Globes nomination ceremony on Thursday.
Just 24 hours after Jackman, Kidman and Watts picked up nominations to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and 48 hours after Urban was short-listed for an Oscar, they struck gold at the Globes - one of the crucial Academy Award lead-up events.
Kidman secured two Globe nominations - repeating her SAG nomination haul.
She will be competing for the best supporting actress Globe for her feral, sex-crazed performance in the big-screen thriller, The Paperboy, and also in the actress in a TV mini-series-movie category for Hemingway and Gellhorn.
Don't ask me what I'm gonna wear. I don't know. I'll throw up.
Anne Hathaway, for her film-stealing performance in Les Miserables, remains the frontrunner for the supporting actress Globe and Oscar, but Kidman is building momentum with her SAG and Globe nominations.
Jackman, who brings his Tony Award-winning singing-acting talent to the big screen in Les Mis, is the favourite for the Globe best actor in a musical/comedy category, with Silver Linings Playbook's Bradley Cooper the only real threat.
Luckily for Jackman the Globes' leading acting categories are split in two, with other best actor Oscar frontrunners Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Denzel Washington (Flight) competing in the drama category.
A musical/comedy Globe win for Jackman will catapult him to being equal Oscar favourite with the Globe dramatic actor winner.
Jackman's performance of Suddenly in Les Mis will compete for the original song Globe against Urban's For You, Jon Bon Jovi's Not Running Anymore (for the movie, Stand Up Guys), Taylor Swift's Safe & Sound (for The Hunger Games) and Adele's James Bond tune, Skyfall.
Watts is also shaping into a serious contender for the best actress Oscar for her role as a tsunami survivor in The Impossible. The role is based on the true story of a mother and her family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Watts is up against past Oscar winners Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea) and Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone) and new Hollywood darling, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty).
At the start of the week, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings), Russell Crowe (Les Mis) and Toni Collette (Hitchcock) were considered chances for supporting Oscar nominations, but after snubs at the SAG and Globe nomination ceremonies, the Aussie trio will almost certainly miss out.
The Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 10.
The Globes' best motion picture drama nominees are: Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.
The best motion picture - comedy or musical - nominees are: Marigold, Les Mis, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Silver Linings.
The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 13, while the 19th Annual SAG ceremony will take place on January 27.
The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 24.
"Don't ask me what I'm gonna wear. I don't know. I'll throw up." - Helen Hunt on getting dressed for the ceremony, where she's nominated for supporting actress for The Sessions.
"I'm celebrating by not doing a darn thing. That's my way of celebrating right now. ... My whole day is really about Christmas and packing up stuff and not much more than that, which believe me, with kids and grandkids and all of that is plenty." - Sally Field, on how she plans to celebrate her supporting-actress nomination for Lincoln.
"This is a good way to wake up." - Max Greenfield, who was awakened early on Thursday with news that he was nominated for his supporting role on TV's New Girl.
"It actually proves to be quite humorous sometimes because it will get to a point where people have had one too many cocktails and go up for an acceptance speech, and it ends up being very interesting." - Hayden Panettiere, nominated for her supporting role on TV's Nashville, on why the Golden Globes are her favourite awards show.
"Quietly, but we cheered." - Life of Pi composer Mychael Danna, who is fighting the flu along with his wife but on the mend after learning about his first Golden Globe nomination for the film's score.
"I'm in a van on my way to Queens to do 30 Rock. I heard the news this morning right before yoga. I was just about to shut off my phone. Unfortunately, I knew the nominations were being announced, so I was worried." - Julianne Moore, nominated for her lead performance in the TV movie Game Change.
"We'll have cheers and lots of high fives and maybe toss around some haggis and maybe drink some Scotch." - Brave director Mark Andrews on celebrating the film's animated feature nomination.
BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
BEST ACTOR: DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard, "Rust & Bone"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"
BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Emily Blunt, "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen"
Judi Dench, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
Meryl Streep, "Hope Springs"
BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jack Black, "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Ewan McGregor, "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen"
Bill Murray, "Hyde Park On Hudson"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"A Royal Affair"
"Rust and Bone"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"Life of Pi"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Rise of the Guardians"
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Not Running Anymore"
"Safe and Sound"
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
"Downton Abbey: Season 2"
BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey: Season 2"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"The Big Bang Theory"
BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation"
BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Matt Leblanc, "Episodes"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
BEST MINISERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
"Hatfields & McCoys"
BEST ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
BEST ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & Mccoys"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey: Season 2"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Danny Huston, "Magic City"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"