Golden Globes serve as coming-out party for new awards nominees

Hollywood has a term for the celebrity hoopla that precedes its big parties, such as the Academy Awards and &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/04/02/27304.html' target=_blank>Golden Globes. On the red carpet heading in, it's known as "arrivals."

Monday's 63rd annual Globes usher in an awards season heavy on stars new to the game, young actors in breakout roles and veterans who have finally arrived.

Sure, the lineup includes plenty of perennials such as past Oscar winners or nominees Russell Crowe, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shirley MacLaine, Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Frances McDormand, Judi Dench and Laura Linney.

But among the front-runners are dual-nominee Felicity Huffman, respected character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and rising star Heath Ledger. Other old hands and fresh faces catching their first serious awards attention include Ziyi Zhang, Keira Knightley, Terrence Howard, David Strathairn, Matt Dillon, Cillian Murphy, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.