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When and How to Watch the Golden Globe Awards Show Live

There are several different avenues for viewing Hollywood’s first big party of 2018

The Hollywood awards season finally kicks off on Sunday night with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The ceremony itself will begin at 5 p.m. PST, with a couple hours of red carpet fun ahead of that, should you be the type of person for whom an array of incredibly fancy dresses and super sharp suits and tuxedos is part of the draw of these things. For everything you need to know about getting in on the festivities on the red carpet, check out our viewing guide for that right here.

As mentioned, the Golden Globes Awards show proper will start at 5 p.m. on NBC. It’ll be live on the full gamut of options you have for watching NBC — which means you can see it over the air, on cable, online on NBC.com or via the NBC app if you’ve got a login for a TV provider, or streaming via the various online-only streaming TV services: Sling, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu TV. While snagging local channels on those streaming services can often be a bit dodgy, not so for NBC, which is available in the base package on all of them. All those streaming providers offer a free trial for new users.

The show is scheduled to last until 8 p.m. PST. Unlike most awards shows, the Golden Globes is not known for lasting well beyond its time slot.

The Golden Globes will be the first of a huge piles of awards shows over the next two months. The big televised ones are the Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 11, the NAACP Image Awards on Jan. 15, the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21, the Grammys on Jan. 28, the Independent Spirit Awards on March 3 and the Oscars on March 4.

As is always the case, some key Oscar precursor awards ceremonies won’t be televised. Those are the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20, the Directors Guild Awards on Feb. 3 and the Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 11.