It’s almost time for one of the entertainment world’s biggest nights – the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony.
Second only to the Oscars in popularity and prestige, the Golden Globes Awards celebrate the best in film and television with a glamorous awards ceremony.
It will be broadcast live on American TV, the NBC website and various streaming services in the US on Sunday, February 28 2021 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
But what if you want to watch the Golden Globes from outside the United States?
Many streaming services offer free trials, but you will still need to find a way to access them from outside the US. Luckily, you can do that with a VPN.
Setting up a VPN is pretty simple, and it’s even easier with our help. Here’s how to set up a VPN and watch the 2021 Golden Globes online.
Quick guide to watch the 2021 Golden Globes stream online
Looking forward to watch this year’s Golden Globes? You can make sure you don’t miss a moment of the show by following these simple steps:
- Pick a VPN that suits your needs. NordVPN comes highly recommended.
- Install your chosen VPN on device.
- Connect the server to anywhere in the USA.
- Choose a streaming service that’s broadcasting the Golden Globes, like Hulu Live TV.
- Sign up for your chosen streaming site’s free trial (remember to cancel before the trial is up).
- Dim the lights, get the popcorn ready, and watch the show.
Do you need a VPN to stream the Golden Globe awards?
The rights to show the Golden Globes belong to American television channel NBC. It exclusively broadcasts the awards show on its channel and website. This has been the case for many years.
You could try to watch the awards on the NBC website. But if you don’t have a US cable TV account, you won’t be able to access it, and you’ll likely get a “Live Stream Unavailable in Your Area” pop-up message.
A number of streaming services, such as Hulu Live TV and FuboTV, also broadcast the Golden Globes Awards. You won’t need a cable TV account, but you will need an account with the streaming service.
Broadcasts of the Golden Globes are also geo-restricted, which means they can only be watched in the US, as per NBC’s rights.
But, you can bypass these hurdles with the help of a VPN. A VPN can issue you a different IP address. So, if you select a server based in the US through your VPN, a website can’t tell you’re on a computer in the UK, Germany or wherever you may be, because you will have a US IP address.
This way, you can connect to a streaming service of your choosing, and, on the night of the Golden Globes awards, simply search for the NBC channel to start watching.
Watch the 2021 Golden Globes awards stream on different devices
You can watch the Golden Globes Awards from outside the US on your laptop or desktop computer, providing you install a VPN to mask your IP address. Then, sign up for a free trial with a streaming service, like Sling TV, and you’ll be ready to watch.
If you want to watch the Golden Globes awards on your smartphone or tablet, you can download a VPN that also supports mobile.
NordVPN offers an app both for Android and iOS devices that will help you connect to a streaming service from your tablet or smartphone.
Streaming providers that will stream the 2021 Golden Globes awards?
Watch the Golden Globes stream on:
- Sling TV
- Hulu Live TV
- Youtube TV
- AT&T TV NOW (formerly DirecTV Now)
Streaming services usually require a subscription to access their content, but luckily all of the above services offer a free trial. So, you can sign up for a free trial, and then cancel your subscription afterwards. That way, you won’t have to pay to see the show.
How to watch Golden Globes in your country
Depending on where you are in the world, you’ll have different options when it comes to watching the 2021 Golden Globes awards.
Watch from US
If you’re in the USA, you’re in luck. You can watch the show on the NBC website, providing you have a cable TV account. Alternatively, you can watch it on a streaming service like YouTube TV, providing you have a subscription (or have signed up for a free trial). The show starts at 8PM ET / 5PM PT on Sunday, 28 February 2021.
Watch from Canada
Canadian viewers can watch the Golden Globes on the CTV channel, where it will be broadcast live at 5PM PT. If you would prefer to watch online, you can stream the awards on CTV’s website. But you will have to sign in, so make sure you have your login details ready before the show starts.
Watch from Australia
Australian viewers will be able to watch the Golden Globes online and on television. The Golden Globe Awards will be shown in Australia on Monday, March 1 at 12PM AEDT on Foxtel’s Fox Arena and Foxtel On Demand.
Watch from the UK
If you’re in the UK, you will need a VPN if you want to watch the Golden Globes online. With NordVPN, you’ll be able to bypass geo-restrictions and sign up for a free trial on a streaming service, such as Hulu Live TV or FuboTV. The show begins on Sunday, February 28 2021 at 5PM US PT. So, for UK viewers, that works out to 1AM GMT on Monday March 1.
Golden Globes 2021 overview – everything you need to know
The 78th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA, on Sunday February 28 2021 at 5:00PM US Pacific Time. The event celebrates the best of the year’s television and film, with the biggest names in entertainment usually present.
Of course, the ongoing pandemic means that this year’s Global Globes event may look very different to previous years. The official plans for the show have yet been revealed so we will have to wait and see whether there will be live guests and a red carpet. But expect surprises, pre-taped clips, and hopefully live segments, too.
However, we do know that Matt Sayles has been announced as the event’s official portrait photographer. He will take remote capture photos of the nominees and record video for Instagram Reels.
Live and up-to-date news on the 2021 Golden Globes from the award’s official Twitter account.
Who will be hosting the 2021 Golden Globe awards?
This year’s Golden Globes awards ceremony is being fronted by two superstar Hollywood comedians – Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. However, they will be hosting from separate locations. Tina Fey will be at the Rainbow Room in New York and Amy Poehler will be at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
78th Annual Golden Globe Awards presenters:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Christopher Meloni, Rosie Perez Christian Slater ,Tiffany Haddish, Kate Hudson, Margot Robbie , Kenan Thompson, Anthony Anderson, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, Annie Mumolo, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Bassett, Laura Dern, Salma Hayek and Jamie Lee Curtis.
2021 Golden Globes nominees
This year’s Golden Globes will see a total of 25 awards categories covering film and TV. Different from the Oscars, Golden Globes nominees are split by genre, for instance ‘Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’ and ‘Best Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical and Comedy’.
Aside from announcing the category winners, Golden Globes 2021 is going to celebrate the life achievements of Jane Fonda and Norman Lear, bestowing them with the Cecil B. deMille Award and the Carol Burnett Award respectively.
This year is a landmark event, as it’s the first time three women – Regina King, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell – have received nominations for the prestigious ‘Best Director’ award.
Netflix’s Mank is the most celebrated in the films categories, receiving six nominations.
The Crown is the leader in the TV category, also receiving six nominations.
Here are the nominations in some of the marquee categories:
- David Fincher, Mank
- Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
- Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
- Regina King, One Night in Miami
- Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Palm Springs
- The Prom
Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Promising Young Woman
- The Father
- The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
- Gary Oldman, Mank
- Anthony Hopkins, The Father
- Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
- Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
- Frances McDormand, Nomadland
- Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Best Television Series – Drama
- The Crown – Netflix
- Lovecraft Country – HBO Max
- The Mandalorian – Disney Plus
- Ozark – Netflix
- Ratched – Netflix
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Emily in Paris (Netflix)
- The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
- The Great (Hulu)
- Schitt’s Creek (CBC)
- Ted Lasso (Apple TV Plus)
Of course, as it always is with competition, people are already attempting to guess the winners. According to many movie critics, the winner of the ‘Best Motion Picture – Drama’ section will be The Trial of the Chicago 7.
It’s also said that Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will take over the ‘Musical or Comedy’ category, disappointing millions of Hamilton fans all over the world.
As for the category of ‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy’, many critics have been surprised that series like Emily in Paris got nominated at all, suggesting that the award should go to The Great, an “anti-historical” show about Catherine the Great.
Of course, these are merely predictions – you’ll have to turn on the ceremony to find out the actual winners.
What were the winners of 2020 Golden Globes awards?
The 2020 Golden Globes saw some big names take home some big awards.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood won a number of awards, including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Screenplay, and Brad Pitt’s performance in the film won Best Supporting Actor.
Best Picture – Drama winner went to Sam Mendes’ 1917, for which he also won Best Director.
Notable winners from last year’s Golden Globes include:
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) – 1917
- Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Renée Zellweger (Judy)
- Best Director – Sam Mendes
- Best Television Series (Drama) – Succession
- Best Television Series (Musical/Comedy) – Fleabag
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How to watch the Golden Globes online for free?
Watch the Golden Globes online for free by signing up to a streaming service that offers a free trial, like Sling TV, and then cancelling before the trial is up. You will need to use a VPN if you are watching outside the US.
Will there be a Golden Globes replay?
You’ll be able to watch replays of the Golden Globes 2021 on streaming services, such as Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV and Sling TV. If you want to do this outside of the US, you’ll need a VPN, such as NordVPN or SurfShark.
Can you watch the Golden Globes on YouTube?
You can’t watch the Golden Globes live on YouTube, but you can on its paid subscription service YouTube TV, which offers a free trial. Use a VPN if you’re watching from outside the US.