The 2020 Golden Globes is upon us. Now in its 77th year, the annual ceremony honors achievement in both film and television andserves as the official kickoff to award season. Can you believe it’s already here?! So ahead of the Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 telecast, we’re breaking down everything you need to know to guarantee the ultimate Golden Globes viewing experience.
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The Golden Globes are an annual award show hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a consortium of journalists and photographers that report on well… Hollywood. The awards honour the year’s best in film and US TV and this year features notable Australian actresses Margot Robbie, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman.
It will be hosted by the acerbic Ricky Gervais so expect plenty of barbed punchlines at the expense of celebrities, politicians and, well, everyone really.
The Golden Globes begin at 5pm Pacific Standard Time, January 6 in the USA which is approximately 12pm AEDT, January 6. However, if you want to catch the red carpet too, you’ll need to switch on from 11am AEDT.
Awards night fans are likely to be disappointed with the amount of options available for streaming the Golden Gloves ceremony live.
Australians miss out on seeing the Globes on free-to-air TV: Foxtel, Arena is the (only) place to watch. Of course, to access this you’ll need to be a Foxtel customer.
Signing up for Foxtel Now will give you streaming access to the Golden Globes. If you have never signed up for the service before, you will be able to get one month free which will allow you to see every major award reveal live.
If you can’t watch live, the whole show will be repeated from 7:30pm AEDT.
If you are keen on just catching the Red Carpet then the Golden Globes Facebook page will be streaming from around 9am AEDT. That’s the place to be if you’re just in it for the fancy dress.
In the US, several live streaming services exist that will be showing the ceremony including Hulu Live Tv, Sony Playstation Vue and YouTube TV. These services are not available to Australian viewers but, in theory, can be accessed with a VPN. Not sure what to do with a VPN? Check out this handy guide.
If you need an idea of which VPNs you should be using, this guide is the best place to start. However, signing up to these services may require a little bit extra leg work,
We last updated our list of best VPN providers in early 2018, but a lot has changed since then. Some popular choices have fallen out of favour of late, so we’ve had a look at what VPN users in Australia are recommending now and which services they have moved from.
Are there any other options? It’s a dicey proposition to recommend Reddit – like I usually would – because the amount of streaming links that lead absolutely nowhere is very high. For instance, the subreddit GoldenGlobes has existed for four years, but there is only a single moderator, 51 subscribers and most of the posts are just links that lead to pop-up ridden websites that may eventually lead to a livestream. Beware if you dive down the Reddit hole.
There’s also unsecure websites that may give you some low quality stream access if you really must see it and don’t want to be paying for it, though these are not sanctioned by NBC. Again, beware.
If you’re less interested in watching live and just want to hear who wins, then it’s probably best to just follow the Golden Globes Twitter account.
If you want to get an early indication of this year’s Oscar winnets, here are the film nominations to keep an eye on: Best Motion Picture Drama
The Two Popes Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rocketman Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama – Actor
Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes Drama – Actress
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy Musical or Comedy – Actor
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 Musical or Comedy – Actress
Ana de Armas – Knives Out
Awkwafina – The Farewell as Billi Wang
Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go
Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
Emma Thompson – Late Night Best Director
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Todd Phillips – Joker
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story