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:
- First, sign up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We particularly recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two fantastic 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 server 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 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
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:
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.
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 - Drama||The Father|
|Promising Young Woman|
|The Trial of the Chicago 7|
|Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama||Viola 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 Drama||Riz 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 Comedy||Borat Subsequent Moviefilm|
|Best Actress - Musical or Comedy||Maria 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 Comedy||Sacha 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 - Animated||The Croods: A New Age|
|Over the Moon|
|Best Picture - Foreign Language||Another Round|
|The Life Ahead|
|Two of Us|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Glenn 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 Picture||Sacha 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 Picture||Emerald 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 Picture||Alexandre 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 Picture||Fight 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 - Drama||The Crown|
|Best Television Actress - Drama||Olivia Colman - The Crown|
|Jodie Comer - Killing Eve|
|Emma Corrin - The Crown|
|Laura Linney - Ozark|
|Sarah Paulson - Ratched|
|Best Television Actor - Drama||Jason Bateman - Ozark|
|Josh O'Connor - The Crown|
|Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul|
|Al Pacino - Hunters|
|Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason|
|Best TV series - Musical or Comedy||Emily in Paris|
|The Flight Attendant|
|Best Television Actress - Musical or Comedy||Lily 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 Comedy||Don Cheadle - Black Monday|
|Nicholas Hoult - The Great|
|Eugene Levy - Schitt's Creek|
|Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso|
|Ramy Youssef - Ramy|
|Best TV Motion Picture||Normal People|
|The Queen's Gambit|
|Best Actress - TV Motion Picture||Cate 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 Picture||Bryan 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 - Television||Gillian Anderson - The Crown|
|Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown|
|Julia Garner - Ozark|
|Annie Murphy - Schitt's Creek|
|Cynthia Nixon - Ratched|
|Best Supporting Actor - Television||John Boyega - Small Axe|
|Brendan Gleeson - The Comey Rule|
|Daniel Levy - Schitt's Creek|
|Jim Parsons - Hollywood|
|Donald Sutherland - The Undoing|