(NBC News) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its Golden Globe nominations.
Seven was the lucky number for "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle".
Each film received seven nominations at Thursday morning's Golden Globe nomination ceremony.
"12 Years a Slave" was nominated for Best Drama, Best Director and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Competing for Best Drama will be "Captain Phillips", which earned a Best Actor nod for Tom Hanks, and "Gravity" which brought a Best Actress nomination for Sandra Bullock.
"American Hustle"s seven nominations include Best Comedy and Best Director, along with Lead Acting
nominations for Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
"Fortunately, '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' are in different categories, but '12 Years a Slave' as Best Drama, 'American Hustle' as Best Comedy, I think those movies are the front runners in their respective best picture races," says Fandango's Dave Karger.
Karger also has a prediction on which film will eventually bring home the most awards.
"That high wattage cast from 'American Hustle', Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, really means that that's going to be the movie to beat," he says.
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