Maslany, who was born in Regina, will compete for the coveted best actress in a TV drama category for her critically acclaimed turn in the sci-fi series Orphan Black.

Canadian rising star Tatiana Maslany earned a coveted best dramatic TV actress nomination for her widely-praised performance in the sci-fi series Orphan Black. (BBC America)

Her competition includes longtime favourite Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

TV veteran Fox's return to sitcoms in The Michael J. Fox Show landed him a nomination for best actor in a TV comedy. The Edmonton-born actor's rivals include Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Andy Sandburg (Brooklyn-99).

The recently concluded drug drama Breaking Bad led a mixed field of television nominees. The series will vie for best TV drama, alongside Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards and Masters of Sex.

Bryan Cranston's nuanced and diabolical turn as schoolteacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White landed him a final, widely predicted nomination for best actor in a TV drama for Breaking Bad. His rivals include Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and James Spader (The Black List).

Contenders for best comedy or musical TV series are The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn-99, Girls, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation.

Meanwhile, familiar faces fill the category for best actress in a TV comedy or musical: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, one of her two acting nominations) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).

The Golden Globes ceremony in January will include a tribute to director and actor Woody Allen, who will be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by comedy stars Tina Fey and Poehler, take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 12.