As the volume on the film and TV awards buzz is turned up, the recent Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) Golden Globe nominations call attention to the top selections of the year. The HFPA comprises international journalists and photographers covering the entertainment industry.

Meryl Streep receives 30th Golden Globe nomination and lifetime achievement honor

For those interested in movie awards trivia, the incomparable Meryl Streep received her 30th nomination. With a long career marked by her chameleon-like talents for fully embodying a wide range of characters, she is among the leaders for best actress in a musical or comedy.

Her humorous portrayal of the off-key wannabe opera singer in "Florence Foster Jenkins" underscores the reasons that Streep will also enjoy recognition at the awards ceremony for her lifetime achievements.

Casey Affleck steps forward in Golden Globe-nominated best film

Nominated for best film, "Manchester by the Sea" reveals Casey Affleck's ability to render an authentic and familiar character. He convincingly plays a young man who suddenly and reluctantly needs to assume responsibility as the sole guardian of his nephew.

Film reviewers' consensus about the quality of this film has helped the previously under-the-radar actor completely step out of his brother Ben's shadow.

Golden Globe TV nominations reveal viewers' wide-ranging interests

In the TV category, the Golden Globe picks reveal viewers' wide-ranging interests from re-creations of chilling news events to stories about shared struggles. FX's "The People v. O.J.

Simpson: American Crime Story" claimed five nominations. "The Night Manager" was honored with four.

Golden Globe Best Comedy and Best Drama TV picks highlight new approaches and themes

The Best Comedy and Best Drama TV selections highlighted some new approaches and themes in the medium. In the first group, FX's "Atlanta," ABC's "black-ish," HBO's "Veep" as well as Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" and "Transparent" are in the race.

On the serious side, HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Westworld" as well as Netflix's "The Crown" and "Stranger Things" are up for the award, along with NBC's "This Is Us."

Golden Globe awards host Jimmy Fallon and schedule in Beverly Hills, California

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on January 8, 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Comedian Jimmy Fallon will host the star-studded ceremony.

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