It's that time of the year where we hand out statues to film and television stars for their outstanding work in the previous year. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hand out their picks when the Golden Globes are announced. With all the recent spotlight on sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, this show may be a little different to usual.
Here's how you can watch the Golden Globes live in Australia.
What Are The Golden Globes?
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 Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Margot Robbie and Katherine Langford. They like to be known as the "Party Of The Year".
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, there will be a huge amount of interest in seeing how Hollywood acknowledges and responds to the issues that have enveloped the entire industry.
It will be hosted by talk show host Seth Meyers who, especially in regards to politics, doesn't mince words. Good.
When Are The Golden Globes?
The Golden Globes begin at 5pm Pacific Standard Time, January 7 in the USA which is approximately 12pm AEDT, January 8. However, if you want to catch the red carpet too, you'll need to switch on from 11am AEDT.
Here's that time for all capital cities:
- Perth, WA: 8am
- Darwin, NT: 9:30am
- Brisbane, QLD: 10am
- Adelaide, SA: 10:30am
- Sydney, NSW: 11am
- Canberra, ACT: 11am
- Melbourne, VIC: 11am
- Hobart, TAS: 11am
How To Watch The Golden Globes In Australia
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 but if you have Foxtel, FOX8 is the (only) place to watch. Of course, to access this you'll need to already be signed up for Foxtel, which means that's an option off the table today.
However, signing up for Foxtel Now will give you streaming access to FOX8. If you have never signed up for the service before, you will be able to get one month free (as long as you sign up by January 15) which will allow you to see every major award reveal live.
Note: Make sure you pick the ‘Pop’ pack to ensure you have access to FOX8 and if you don't want to pay the $44 monthly fee, ensure you cancel within a month.
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 10am 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,
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.