When awards season rolls around, they don’t come much bigger than the Golden Globes, which sit behind only the Oscars when it comes to recognising Hollywood's best movies.

We’re all used to spending the next morning arguing about who should have won what, but the really committed will try to watch the 78th annual Golden Globes ceremony live - though if you want to watch from the UK you might be in for a late night.

The Golden Globes typically only broadcasts in the US - but we've found a way to watch it here in the UK. Keep on reading to find out how to do so, and for a list of all the nominees for this year's ceremony. 

When are the 2021 Golden Globes?

The 2021 Golden Globes will be broadcast on Sunday, 28 February 2021 at 5PM PT, and will last for around three hours. For those who are tuning in from the UK, this works out as 1AM GMT on Monday 1 March.

Which channel are the Golden Globes on?

If you're in the US, the Golden Globes are airing exclusively on NBC, with pre-show coverage beginning before the ceremony itself. As there's still a global pandemic going on, attendees will be joining virtually. 

In the UK, no channel has picked up the rights to the ceremony, so you won't be able to watch along from your TV - but don't worry, there are still ways to watch live if you want to.

How to watch the Golden Globes online

US viewers who won't be near a TV have a few options - head to the NBC website to stream the whole show live, or watch it through the NBC app for your device of choice - just remember that you'll need your cable login to access it.

If you don't have cable, there are still a few options. Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue will all be streaming the ceremony live, and while they're all paid-for services, each offers a free trial you could sign up for ahead of time - just remember to cancel again before you get billed.

If you're in the UK and want to watch live, your only option is to use a VPN to access one of the above streams. Our current top VPN recommendation is NordVPN, but take a look at our full VPN ranking to find out more. Once you've chosen a VPN, set it to the US, and then sign up for a free trial of one of the above platforms so that you can watch along live - though bear in mind that you might need a US credit card or address in order to sign up.

Failing that, you'll also be able to watch clips and winner announcements as they happen via the Golden Globes Twitter account

Who is hosting the 2021 Golden Globes?

This year the show is being joint hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey will be joining from New York in the Rainbow Room, and Poehler will be joining from LA in the Beverley Hilton. This is the forth time the comedy duo have hosted the show. 

Who is nominated for the Golden Globes?

There are a whopping 25 categories this year, and you can find them all below, split into the relevant film and television sections. Remember that unlike the Oscars, the Globes splits films up into 'Drama' and 'Musical or Comedy', which does sometimes mean you get some slightly odd splits.

Firstly, here's the categories in film:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Director

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Regina King, One Night in Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best 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 Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • 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 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 Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay

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

Best Original Score

  • The Midnight Sky – Alexandre Desplat
  • Tenet – Ludwig Göransson
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Soul– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Best Original Song

  • 'Fight for You' from Judas and the Black Messiah – H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas
  • 'Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Daniel Pemberton, Celeste
  • 'Io Si (Seen)' from The Life Ahead – Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi
  • 'Speak Now', One Night in Miami – Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth
  • 'Tigress & Tweed' from “The United States vs. Billie Holliday” (Hulu) – Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

  • Another Round
  • La Llorona
  • The Life Ahead
  • Minari
  • Two of Us

Best Motion Picture - Animated

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

And now, here's the category for television:

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) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television 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 Television 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 Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • 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 Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • 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 Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Normal People (Hulu/BBC) 
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) 
  • Small Axe (Amazon Studios/BBC) 
  • The Undoing (HBO) 
  • Unorthodox (Netflix) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • John Boyega (Small Axe) 
  • Brendan Gleeson (The Comey Rule) 
  • Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) 
  • Jim Parsons (Hollywood)
  • Donald Sutherland (The Undoing) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

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