When and How to Watch the Golden Globes Red Carpet Live

There will be a free live streaming option for those without a TV provider

Last Updated: January 7, 2018 @ 1:06 PM

With the arrival of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards, this year’s awards season is now in full swing. And you know what that means: decadent dresses and impeccably tailored suits on the red carpet.

Hollywood’s first big party of the year will kick off at 5 p.m. PST at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, but you’ve got hours of red carpet viewing prior to that as well. For info on how to watch the awards ceremony itself, you can check out our viewing guide right here.

The main coverage of the Golden Globes red carpet is coming from two places. The first is the Globes’ own official red carpet coverage, which will be broadcast online for free on Facebook starting at 3 p.m. PST. To get in on that, all you have to do is click this link to the Golden Globes Facebook page, where you’ll find the Facebook Live stream.

A portion of the official red carpet pre-show will also be broadcast on TV, starting at 4 p.m. and running through the start of the show at 5.

In addition, you’ve also got your standard red carpet coverage from E!. The E! coverage will begin at 1 p.m., prior to the official start of the red carpet jazz, with the network’s “Countdown to the Red Carpet.” Then, as the Globes stream begins at 3, E! will have their “Live from the Red Carpet” pre-show.

E! does not have a standalone live stream, but you’re not necessarily out of luck should you be a cord cutter. All five of the major streaming television providers — Sling, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu TV — offer E! as part of their packages, either in the base level or with an additional purchase. And all five offer a free trial if you’ve never signed up with them before. So if you want to watch that red carpet fun and also are in the market for a streaming TV provider, then this is a good excuse to give one of those a shot.