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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide which service you’d like to unblock.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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:
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.
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.
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:
|Best Film - Drama||1917|
|The Two Popes|
|Best Actress in a Film - Drama||Cynthia Erivo, Harriet|
|Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story|
|Saoirse Ronan, Little Women|
|Charlize Theron, Bombshell|
|Renée Zellweger, Judy|
|Best Actor in a Film - Drama||Christian 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 Comedy||Dolemite is My Name|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|Best Actress in a Film - Musical or Comedy||Ana 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 Comedy||Daniel 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 - Animated||Frozen 2|
|How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World|
|The Lion King|
|Toy Story 4|
|Best Film - Foreign Language||The Farewell|
|Pain and Glory|
|Portrait of a Lady on Fire|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Film||Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell|
|Annette Bening, The Report|
|Laura Dern, Marriage Story|
|Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers|
|Margot Robbie, Bombshell|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Film||Tom 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 - Film||Bong 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|
|The Two Popes|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|Best Score - Film||Little Women|
|Best Song - Film||Beautiful Ghosts, Cats|
|I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman|
|Into the Unknown, Frozen 2|
|Spirit, The Lion King|
|Stand Up, Harriet|
|Best TV Series - Drama||Big Little Lies|
|The Morning Show|
|Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama||Jennifer 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 - Drama||Brian Cox, Succession|
|Kit Harington, Game of Thrones|
|Rami Malek, Mr. Robot|
|Tobias Menzies, The Crown|
|Billy Porter, Pose|
|Best TV series - Musical or Comedy||Barry|
|The Kominsky Method|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel|
|Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy||Christina 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 Comedy||Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method|
|Bill Hader, Barry|
|Ben Platt, The Politician|
|Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself|
|Ramy Youssef, Ramy|
|Best Limited TV Series or Film||Catch-22|
|The Loudest Voice|
|Best Actress in a Limited TV Series or Film||Kaitlyn 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 Film||Christopher 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 Film||Patricia 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 Film||Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method|
|Kieran Culkin, Succession|
|Andrew Scott, Fleabag|
|Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl|
|Henry Winkler, Barry|