How to watch the Golden Globes 2021 from anywhere in the world

Find out how to watch the Golden Globes 2021 from anywhere in the world

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The Golden Globes 2021 are swiftly approaching - and with all the buzz around this year's nominees, it's going to be one none of us are going to want to miss.

So we've laid out everything you need to know about the Golden Globes 2021, including how to watch the awards from the comfort of your own home (like many of the nominees) - no matter where in the world you live.

We can't wait to see who will take home the prestigious this year. 

How to watch the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes 2021 awards show, which is making history this year, will air live in the US on NBC at 8pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)/5pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) and will go on for around three hours.

Or if you’re hoping to watch from a laptop or tablet, then you can visit NBC.com to sign up to their service and watch online - or download the app to your tablet.

However, for those outside of the states who want to tune into the action, we have a simple solution that’ll allow you to watch the event. You can use a VPN service to get around the geographical restrictions and make your device’s IP address look like you’re in the US.

Where to watch Golden Globes 2021 from anywhere

The software is straightforward to use and install. All you have to is follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free, too.)
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the UK
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to the UK, you can now go to NBC.com to watch the Golden Globes. 

After installing the VPN on your device, head to NBC.com to make an account and tune into the awards!

Everything you need to know about Golden Globes 2021

Golden Globes 2021 date

The 2021 Golden Globes ceremony was due to take place earlier in the year, however, due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, it has had to be postponed.

It is now due to go ahead on the evening of Sunday, February 28th.

Will the Golden Globes 2021 have a red carpet?

Unlike usual awards shows, the 2021 Golden Globes will not have a typical red carpet as all of the nominees and usual attendees will be watching and taking part in the ceremony from home.

However, the official 2021 Golden Globe Awards pre-show will stream live from the @GoldenGlobes Twitter account and will also show online at goldenglobes.com an hour and a half before the ceremony begins - 6.30pm EST/3.30pm PT.

The pre-show is expected to show video interviews with nominees, pundits discussions, and perhaps a few throwbacks to our favorite red carpet moments.

NBC will also be airing a Golden Globes Pre-Show, hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch and This Is Us’s Susan Kelechi Watson - this will begin at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Who's hosting the Golden Globes 2021?

For the fourth year in a row, comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the awards ceremony - however, there will be a slight change to how things are running this year.

While Amy Poehler will be broadcasting from the awards’ usual location, the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton, Tina Fey, will be hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City.

And the stream of presenters will be split between the two locations as they introduce nominees for each category.

Golden Globes 2021 nominees

Some of the Golden Globes 2021 nominees include...

Golden Globes 2021 movie nominees

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • The Father
  • Mank
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Hamilton
  • Music
  • Palm Springs
  • The Prom

Best Animated Picture

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Gary Oldman – Mank
  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kate Hudson – Music
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
  • Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • James Corden – The Prom
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
  • Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Andy Samberg – Palm Springs

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy
  • Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Helena Zengel – News of the World

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jared Leto – The Little Things
  • Bill Murray – On the Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami

Golden Globes 2021 TV nominees

Best Television Series, Drama

  • The Crown
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Ratched

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

  • Emily in Paris
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Great
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

  • Normal People
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Small Axe
  • The Undoing
  • Unorthodox

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

  • Olivia Colman – The Crown
  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
  • Emma Corrin – The Crown
  • Laura Linney – Ozark
  • Sarah Paulson – Ratched

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Jason Bateman – Ozark
  • Josh O’Connor – The Crown
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
  • Al Pacino – Hunters
  • Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

  • Lily Collins – Emily in Paris
  • Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
  • Elle Fanning – The Great
  • Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical

  • Don Cheadle – Black Monday
  • Nicholas Hoult – The Great
  • Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
  • Ramy Youssef – Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

  • Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
  • Shira Haas – Unorthodox
  • Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

  • Bryan Cranston –  Your Honour
  • Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule
  • Hugh Grant – The Undoing
  • Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
  • Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

  • Gillian Anderson – The Crown
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
  • Julia Garner – Ozark
  • Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Cynthia Nixon – Ratched

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

  • John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue”
  • Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule
  • Jim Parsons – Hollywood
  • Donald Sutherland – The Undoing
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