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* 75th annual Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday at 8pm EST/5pm PST
* Watch the show live on NBC with an antenna
* Plenty of ways to stream the show too
Let the 2018 awards season officially begin….
The action kicks off with the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, which air live from Hollywood this Sunday at 8pm EST. With winners chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press, the Globes are considered by many to be a precursor — and predictor — to the Oscars. If you take home a Golden Globe Award, chances are high that you’ll nab an Oscar as well.
Ready to catch the action? Here’s how to watch the 2018 Golden Globes for cheap — or for free.
1. Watch For Free Through DIRECTV NOW
Get access to Live TV (like the Golden Globes and live sports) by signing up for DIRECTV NOW. Just want to watch the Golden Globes? Then register for DIRECTV NOW’s 7-day free trial. It’s completely free and gives you access to a ton of channels, including NBC, which will broadcast the show on Sunday. You’ll have a few days leftover in your trial to test out all the other features of DIRECTV NOW.
The trial will let you stream on up to two devices simultaneously too, so you can watch two programs at once on separate TVs (say, if someone else prefers to watch sports over celebs). You can also stream from your phone, laptop or tablet.
Once your trial is up, you can continue with DIRECTV NOW for as low as $35 a month, which gets you 60+ channels, including all the major networks plus favorites like E!, ESPN, Fox Sports USA, TNT, Lifetime and the Food Network.
Good news: if you’re an AT&T Unlimited Choice and Plus Customer, you’ve already got some DIRECTV NOW perks included as part of your plan, namely free HBO. Find out more here.
2. Watch It On Your TV
Don’t have cable? Luckily for you, NBC is a regular cable network that you can access simply by installing a cheap antenna. We like this one from Amazon, which has over 2500 reviews and an average 4-star rating. The 50-mile HDTV Antenna lets you enjoy over-the-air networks in your area without paying a monthly fee. A 16-foot cable lets you place the antenna wherever it gets the best reception (or is most conspicuous). Order now and get it delivered in time for Sunday’s show.
3. Watch Through Dish Network
If you don’t want to worry about seeking out free trials for every award show this season, switch to DISH and never worry about access again. Their current deal gets you 190 channels, a FREE Echo Dot, and a FREE Voice Remote for just $49.99/month. Use code FreeEchoDot. Order now and you’ll get free professional installation as early as tomorrow – just in time for this weekend’s big event.
4. Stream the Red Carpet on Facebook
If you’re just looking to catch the red carpet action, head over to Facebook, which will be live-streaming the Golden Globes red carpet arrivals. The two-hour preshow, “The HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet Live,” will live-stream exclusively on the Golden Globes Facebook page from 6-8 pm EST (3-5 pm PST).
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also will share exclusive red-carpet and backstage content on Facebook and on the official @goldenglobes account on Instagram.