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Golden Globes 2020: How to Watch the First Awards Show of the Year

Film and TV's most fun ceremony is this weekend. Where will you watch?
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It’s that time of year again—awards season! It’s basically an extension of the holiday season, because we get the gift of so many great red carpet looks, and surely a few new memes. The first to kick off the incoming barrage of awards shows is the Golden Globes 2020 ceremony, which is happening this Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The annual film and TV awards ceremony brings together the biggest stars in entertainment, making for a show that you won’t want to miss.

Hosting the three-hour Golden Globes 2020 show is none other than Ricky Gervais, who’s a five-time veteran host of the show. So far, he is the only celebrity confirmed to take the mic, but awards presenters are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Last year’s Golden Globes presenters included Sterling K. Brown, Saoirse Ronan, and Chadwick Boseman. Who can forget the iconic moment when Taylor Swift and Idris Elba presented Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson with the award for Best Song?

The biggest question, though, is how to actually watch the 2020 Golden Globes. In an era of convenient live streams, you don’t necessarily need to have a cable provider to catch some of the best moments of the year. Below, check out six places where you can watch the Golden Globes 2020 ceremony (and all the incredible looks) on January 5.

Want to go straight to the source? You’ll find yourself on NBC, the official partner of the Golden Globes 2020 ceremony. You can go this route on any device, as NBC Live, the network’s live streaming platform (not to be confused with the upcoming Peacock streaming service), will have the show available to watch with a cable provider login. Get ready to grab some snacks and drinks, open Twitter, and glue your eyes to the screen for three hours!

Hulu, which has become one of the leading streaming services with its extensive content library and original shows like Looking For Alaska, will have a stream of the awards show just a few clicks away on its live TV service. The platform features plenty of sports games, breaking news, and brand-new shows, and the Golden Globes 2020 is a must-see component. Now might be the perfect time to upgrade your plan (or get a seven-day free trial with a new email).

Formerly called DirecTV Now, AT&T TV Now offers packages with tons of channels like HBO, MTV, and Hallmark (for the best of sappy holiday movies). The Golden Globes stream here every year, so you'll be sure not to miss any of the action, no matter what screen you use. A seven-day free trial is available here as well, so if you try this service, we recommend using your time wisely by exploring the full range of offerings during your post-ceremony burst of energy.

 

E!’s Live From the Red Carpet series follows Hollywood’s biggest stars through the most exclusive premieres and awards shows from the Grammys to, yes, the Golden Globes. The show, which has been on air since 1996, traditionally starts an hour before the main event (or is it the true main event?), so you can ogle over all of the looks on the Golden Globes 2020 red carpet in real-time. Will anyone top Lady Gaga's Valentino look from last year? TBD.

With different price tiers and channel options, Sling TV is another great streaming service option where film fans can check out the Golden Globes 2020 ceremony. Channels range from HGTV to Viceland, so even though the trial lasts for a week, you might want to keep Sling TV throughout awards season and beyond.

YouTube has shaken up the streaming world in the past few years with the introduction of YouTube Premium, TV and movie streaming options, and some of the platform’s own series. In its very pop culture-heavy fashion, the platform will stream the Golden Globes 2020 show, so maybe now is the time to finally accept the offers you've been getting upon opening the YouTube app to catch your favorite beauty gurus and cat videos. Don’t forget to scroll through the comment section for some hot takes.

One might argue awards season is its own kind of sport. The actors have gone through plenty of training to get to this point, and as insiders know, a lot of the winners' list has to do with who dominates the campaigning game. In this spirit, what better service to use than Fubo TV? The sports-focused platform has an arrivals special on schedule for ahead of the show, so you can follow the looks play by play, and you can even record the event if you're busy in the early evening on January 5. We also have a feeling Fubo TV will have great content in store during the Olympics this summer, so it may be the perfect platform to try in 2020.

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