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Want to Watch the Golden Globes Online Tonight? Well, Too Bad.

Unless you have a cable subscription. Then you can watch.


The Golden Globes will be airing live on NBC tonight at 8 pm EST, or 5 pm PST, but that’s no use to you at all if you don’t own a television and/or a cable subscription. It’s hardly uncommon these days to not own a television; you can watch almost anything you’d like on your computer, after all, without ever needing to purchase a cable package. The Golden Globes, however, will only be available for you viewing pleasure if you do own a cable package.

You can stream the awards ceremony online tonight at, but you’ll need to log in with your cable-owning credentials in order to do so. If you’re not a cable or satellite subscriber, however, you’re out of luck. By all reports, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, and Sling TV will offer ways for you to shell out some change to watch the awards ceremony, if you really want to see it. But if you really want to see it, then you probably already have a cable subscription, right?

Facebook and Twitter will be broadcasting the live pre-awards ceremony red carpet banter, so at least you’ll be able to see the best and worst outfits on social media. You can watch that on the Golden Globes’ Facebook page, or over here at this Twitter link. The red carpet live-streaming starts at 6 pm EST, or 3 pm PST.

Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the awards show this year, not that you’ll necessarily get to see him do it. We already covered the full list of Golden Globes nominees last month, and since I don’t personally have a cable subscription, I’ll be checking Twitter to find out if any of my favorites take home awards. I’ll be pulling for Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Deadpool, Stranger Things, Arrival, Insecure, and/or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to win some awards in their respective nomination categories. How about you?

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