How to watch the Golden Globe Awards online

Awards season is here! The 2020 Golden Globe Awards ceremony will begin at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST / 1 AM GMT) on January 5. Film buffs can expect to see a huge number of familiar faces, although with the ceremony usually lasting around three hours, you might want to clear your schedule. Read on to find out how to watch the 77th Golden Globe Awards for free, from abroad (outside the US).

The Golden Globes celebrate domestic and international achievements in filmmaking but they’re only broadcast in a handful of countries. As such, it’s likely that unauthorized streams will be widely available. We advise against using these, though; not only do they usually have low-quality video, but they can be taken offline at a moment’s notice for violating copyright. On the plus side, there are plenty of ways to watch the Golden Globes online for free, so you won’t have to resort to a shady, unlicensed stream.

The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will only be shown on geo-restricted streaming services. As such, if there’s no official broadcaster in your country, you’ll have to use a VPN to watch the event online.

How to watch the 77th Golden Globe Awards abroad with a VPN

Region-locked services tend to find the user’s location by examining their IP address. When you connect to a VPN, though, your IP address is hidden and replaced by that of the server you’re using. In simple terms, this makes it appear as though you’re in another country, and allows you to use geo-restricted services from abroad.

Here’s how to watch The Golden Globe Awards online from anywhere:

  1. First, sign up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN although CyberGhost and NordVPN are two fantastic, low-cost alternatives.
  2. Download and install the VPN app. Most providers offer a variety of apps for different operating systems, so you can watch on whichever device you prefer.
  3. Decide which service you’d like to unblock.
  4. Connect to a VPN server in the required location. You’d use an American server to unblock NBC, for instance, or an Australian one to access Foxtel Go abroad.
  5. Create an account if one is needed. Note that this may require you to have a payment method linked to an address in a specific country.
  6. Finally, try watching a video on your chosen service. In most cases, it should begin immediately. If it doesn’t, clear your browser’s cache and cookies, then reload the page.

The 2020 Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live. For this reason, we strongly recommend testing your VPN (using the steps above) well before it’s due to air. This approach ensures that you won’t have to miss any of the winner announcements due to unforeseen technical troubles.

How to live stream the Golden Globe Awards for free on US TV

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The 77th Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC. If you already receive this channel as part of your cable TV package, you can just sign in to the NBC website and begin streaming immediately at no added cost. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stream the Golden Globes for free without cable, too.

NBC allows users to sign in with a fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV account. It gets even better though: each of these services comes with a free trial period (usually one week long). This means that you can sign up, watch the Golden Globes, and cancel before the trial ends to avoid being charged.

The streaming services above are only available in the US, and they require a US payment method, so it may be difficult to sign up from abroad. However, if you usually live in the US and are traveling abroad, you can connect to a US VPN server to sign up and watch. ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee meaning you can stream the event risk-free.

Can I watch the Golden Globes abroad?

The 2020 Golden Globes will air live in a few English-speaking countries besides the US. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing the event where you live:

Canada

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CTV has exclusive broadcasting rights to this event in Canada. If you have a cable TV subscription, you can stream the entire Golden Globes ceremony for free on the CTV website. Unfortunately, CTV doesn’t allow you to sign in with any over-the-top streaming services. This means that if you don’t have cable, you’ll have to wait until the event is made available on-demand (usually a few hours after the broadcast ends).

CTV is region-locked, so you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers if you want to watch the Golden Globes from abroad.

Australia

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Australian cinema buffs can watch the Golden Globes Awards ceremony live on Arena from 11 AM AEST, January 6. Existing Foxtel TV subscribers can simply log into the Foxtel Go app and stream the entire event online for free.

Don’t have cable? There’s no need to worry; you can still watch the Golden Globes online for free. You just have to sign up for Foxtel Now. This service usually costs $25 AUD per month, but it comes with a ten-day free trial, so as long as you remember to cancel before the trial ends, you can effectively stream the Golden Globe Awards for free.

Foxtel services are region-locked and only available in Australia. Plus they require an Australian payment method to sign up. However, Australians who are currently traveling can access them as normal by connecting to an Australian VPN server first.

Other locations

Unfortunately, there are no other confirmed international broadcasters at this time. However, there will be a globally-available red carpet live stream on the Golden Globes Facebook page.

Golden Globe Awards 2020: full list of nominees

Take a look below for a complete list of Golden Globes awards and nominees:

AwardNominees
Best Film - Drama1917
Joker
Marriage Story
The Irishman
The Two Popes
Best Actress in a Film - DramaCynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Best Actor in a Film - DramaChristian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Best Film - Musical or ComedyDolemite is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rocketman
Best Actress in a Film - Musical or ComedyAna De Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Best Actor in a Film - Musical or ComedyDaniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Best Film - AnimatedFrozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Missing Link
Toy Story 4
Best Film - Foreign LanguageThe Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best Supporting Actress in a FilmKathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Supporting Actor in a FilmTom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Director - FilmBong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorses, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Screenplay - Film Marriage Story
Parasite
The Two Popes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Best Score - FilmLittle Women
Joker
Marriage Story
1917
Motherless Brooklyn
Best Song - FilmBeautiful Ghosts, Cats
I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman
Into the Unknown, Frozen 2
Spirit, The Lion King
Stand Up, Harriet
Best TV Series - DramaBig Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show
Succession
Best Actress in a TV Series - DramaJennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Colmer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Best Actor in a TV Series - DramaBrian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Best TV series - Musical or ComedyBarry
Fleabag
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician
Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or ComedyChristina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Best Actor in a TV Series - Musical or ComedyMichael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Best Limited TV Series or FilmCatch-22
Chernobyl
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable
Best Actress in a Limited TV Series or FilmKaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherin the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Best Actor in a Limited TV Series or FilmChristopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited Series, or TV FilmPatricia Arquette, The Act
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series, or TV FilmAlan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry