The Golden Globes are literally happening right now: 12:00pm AEDT. Here's what you should know about the Aussies in the running.

Award season is officially here and the Golden Globes are the spectacular opening act. It's Sunday, January 6th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and actors, actresses, directors, singers, screenwriters and more nominees have filed in to await the results.

In case you're at your desk and not currently screening the awards, here's a full list of the nominees for each category. It will be updated with the winner for each category as the show progresses.

For now, here's what you need to know about the four Australians in the running.

Happy viewing.