watch the Golden Globe Awards online

Awards season is here, albeit a little later than usual. The 2021 Golden Globe Awards ceremony will begin at 7 PM EST (2 PM PST / 12 AM GMT) on February 28. Film buffs can expect to see a huge number of familiar faces, although thanks to the pandemic, they’ll all be attending remotely. Read on to find out how to watch the 78th 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 78th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will only be shown on geo-restricted streaming services. As such, if you’re abroad and looking to watch on your usual streaming services, you’ll have to use a VPN.

How to watch the 78th 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 even while traveling 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 NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two fantastic 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 server 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 2021 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 78th 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. NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee meaning you can stream the event risk-free.

Can I watch the Golden Globes abroad?

The 2021 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:


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CTV has exclusive broadcasting rights to this event in Canada and will be showing the awards just an after they’re shown in the US (February 28 at 8 PM EST). 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.


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Australian cinema buffs can watch the Golden Globes Awards ceremony live on Arena from 12 PM AEST, March 1. 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.

Golden Globe Awards 2021: full list of nominees

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

Best Picture - DramaThe Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Actress - Motion Picture DramaViola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day - The United States vs Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby - Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand - Nomadland
Carey Mulligan - Promising Young Woman
Best Actor - Motion Picture DramaRiz Ahmed - Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins - The Father
Gary Oldman - Mank
Tahar Rahim - The Mauritanian
Best Picture- Musical or ComedyBorat Subsequent Moviefilm
Palm Springs
The Prom
Best Actress - Musical or ComedyMaria Bakalova - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson - Music
Michelle Pfeiffer - French Exit
Rosamund Pike - I Care A Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy - Emma.
Best Actor - Musical or ComedySacha Baron Cohen - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden - The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton
Dev Patel - The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg - Palm Springs
Best Picture - AnimatedThe Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Best Picture - Foreign LanguageAnother Round
La Llorona
The Life Ahead
Two of Us
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureGlenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman - The Father
Jodie Foster - The Mauritanian
Amanda Seyfried - Mank
Helena Zengel - News of the World
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureSacha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto - The Little Things
Bill Murray - On The Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr. - One Night in Miami...
Best Director - Motion PictureEmerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman
David Fincher - Mank
Regina King - One Night in Miami...
Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao - Nomadland
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Emerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher - Mank
Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller - The Father
Chloé Zhao - Nomadland
Best Score - Motion PictureAlexandre Desplat - The Midnight Sky
Ludvig Goransson - Tenet
James Newton Howard - News of the World
Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor - Mank
Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor - Soul
Best Song - Motion PictureFight For You - Judas and the Black Messiah
Hear My Voice - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Io Si (Seen) - The Life Ahead
Speak Now - One Night in Miami...
Tigress & Tweed - The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best TV Series - DramaThe Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Best Television Actress - DramaOlivia Colman - The Crown
Jodie Comer - Killing Eve
Emma Corrin - The Crown
Laura Linney - Ozark
Sarah Paulson - Ratched
Best Television Actor - DramaJason Bateman - Ozark
Josh O'Connor - The Crown
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Al Pacino - Hunters
Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason
Best TV series - Musical or ComedyEmily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt's Creek
Ted Lasso
Best Television Actress - Musical or ComedyLily Collins - Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco - The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning - The Great
Jane Levy - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O'Hara - Schitt's Creek
Best Television Actor - Musical or ComedyDon Cheadle - Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult - The Great
Eugene Levy - Schitt's Creek
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef - Ramy
Best TV Motion PictureNormal People
The Queen's Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing
Best Actress - TV Motion PictureCate Blanchett - Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones - Normal People
Shira Haas - Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman - The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy - The Queen's Gambit
Best Actor - TV Motion PictureBryan Cranston - Your Honor
Jeff Daniels - The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant - The Undoing
Ethan Hawke - The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo - I Know This Much is True
Best Supporting Actress - TelevisionGillian Anderson - The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown
Julia Garner - Ozark
Annie Murphy - Schitt's Creek
Cynthia Nixon - Ratched
Best Supporting Actor - TelevisionJohn Boyega - Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson - The Comey Rule
Daniel Levy - Schitt's Creek
Jim Parsons - Hollywood
Donald Sutherland - The Undoing