We are less than a month away from the 77th Golden Globes. It’s one of the biggest film award shows of the year and plenty of people will tune in to enjoy or criticize the winners and the snubs. In fact, you can view all of the nominees here if you want to see them yourself. We’re excited to see Ellen and Tom Hanks get awards for their achievements in entertainment as well. In any case, if you want to catch the show, we’ll show you how to do it.
Start: January 5, 2020 at 8:00PM EST
Where: Beverly Hills, California at The Beverly Hilton
TV network: NBC
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The Golden Globes TV schedule
The coverage from the event starts as early as 4PM EST and continues for two hours after the event wraps up. Those who really want to get into this will have roughly seven hours of actual programming. Additionally, this list is based on the 2019 Golden Globes TV schedule as many of these events haven’t been announced yet. However, we assume all of them will be available this year as well and we’ll update when the official TV schedule is out.
4PM-6PM – E! Countdown to the Red Carpet on the E! Channel.
6PM-8PM – E! Live From the Red Carpet on the E! Channel.
6PM-8PM – HFPA Presents Globes Red Carpet Live via Facebook Watch.
7PM-8PM – NBC’s carpet coverage begins at 7PM and runs right into the beginning of the show.
10PM-11PM – Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party on the E! Channel.
Watch the Golden Globes with cable TV
NBC is where the Golden Gloves are airing. The good news is that NBC is available basically everywhere, even for free. Very nearly all basic cable and satellite TV packages come with NBC by default so those of you with cable just need to hit up your TV guide and figure out where NBC is on your channel lineup.
Those without cable should still be able to watch the Golden Globes without much difficulty. Local NBC affiliates should air the event and that means it’s accessible via digital TV antennas. You can pick up a digital TV antenna for about $25-$30 on Amazon or Best Buy. Those who live rather far outside of a major city may need to look for more powerful antennas.
Unfortunately, a lot of the post show and pre-show festivities take place on the E! channel. You’ll definitely need a cable subscription for access to E! and it’s not available to digital TV antenna users. Of course, you can always catch the live streams on Facebook Watch or E!’s Twitter account if you want to see some red carpet stuff from the Golden Globes
How to stream the Golden Globes
Streaming the event is fairly easy. Those with cable can use NBC’s official app (or official website) with their cable provider login info and stream it directly on their smartphones. Additionally, many live TV streaming services like Hulu TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV should all have NBC. You can use any of those services to stream the Golden Globes. Many of them also carry E! as either a basic channel or as an extra (in the case of Sling TV) so you can get everything from one single TV subscription.
In terms of additional coverage, access is free and easy to find. E!’s Twitter account and official website are should stream the pre-show live. Additionally, Facebook Watch’s official Golden Globes page is here in case you want to watch the pre-show there.
Unfortunately, without some sort of live TV subscription, it’s not possible to legally stream the Golden Globes for free. However, you can enjoy virtually all of the pre-show stuff via the free internet streams linked above. If you really want to watch it and don’t want to pay for it, all of the internet TV providers listed earlier have free trials. Simply sign up for one a couple of days before the Golden Globes and try out the service while watching it for free.
How to watch the Golden Globes free
This is harder said than done. The easiest and most efficient way is to use a digital antenna to connect your TV to your local NBC affiliate. Again, you can buy those on Amazon or Best Buy for about $25. The good news is that they give you TV continually and you should be able to watch next year’s Golden Globes that way as well.
In terms of streaming, there are no places online that offer to stream it for free legally. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, though. As we stated earlier, you can stream the Golden Globes for free by using a free trial for one of the bit internet TV services. Most of them include 7- to 14-day free trials and that should give you plenty of time to set one up.
The Golden Globes is a massive annual event and there are a lot of other things happening. The official schedule includes:
December 19, 2019 – Final Golden Globes ballots are mailed to all HFPA voters.
December 30, 2019 – Deadline for the final ballots. All voters must submit their ballots by this date. The ballots are handled by the Ernst & Young accounting firm.
January 5, 2020 – The presentation of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards takes place.
You can find the full list of nominees from the December 9th announcement here from the official Golden Globes website. Another fun resource is this list of snubs and surprises from E! and the official Golden Globes Twitter and Facebook pages.
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If we missed any big events on TV leading up to the award show, tell us about it in the comments! We will also update this article if anything changes and when the official TV schedule for the event is announced.