The 75th annual Golden Globes are only days away, and the best and brightest of showbiz will be out to celebrate their accomplishments. The Golden Globes are always worth the watch, even if the gaffes aren't necessarily quite as incredible as the one that rocked the Oscars last year. From the grand opening to the host monologue to any flubs that happen along the way, the Golden Globes generally make for an entertaining few hours of television. In past years, you had to rely on broadcast TV to watch, but that won't be the case for 2018. The awards will be live-streamed for the first time ever this year.
NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have solidified a deal giving NBC the rights to stream the Golden Globes in several ways, including via the network's website and its mobile app for the convenience of pay TV subscribers. If the NBC offerings don't work for everybody, the awards show will also be streamable via other services, including DirecTV Now, Fubo TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Deadline reports that the efforts to reach a streaming agreement signify an acknowledgment that many consumers nowadays do not subscribe to cable or satellite TV. Streamers and cord cutters have forced the industry to change.
The reactions to last year's Golden Globes on social media may have motivated the folks at NBC to be sure and work out a streaming deal. NBC had advertised that people could follow live coverage of the 2017 Golden Globes, which many took to mean that NBC would be streaming the event live. Instead, the coverage came in the form of tweets, and people were so unhappy that they took to Twitter themselves to vent.
Hosting the Golden Globes this year will be none other than Seth Meyers, who hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers on weeknights for NBC. This will mark the second consecutive year that an NBC late night host tackles the role of Golden Globes master of ceremonies. Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show led the event in 2017 more or less successfully.
It should be fun to see how the two compare as hosts of the Golden Globes. Fallon is generally known as one of the goofiest late night personalities nowadays, with Seth Meyers going for somewhat more grounded and political humor. While we can probably rule out Sean Spicer appearing at the Golden Globes the way he did for the Emmys, I wouldn't be shocked to see Meyers getting political during the show, although probably with less bite than on his show. We'll have to wait and see.
The Golden Globes kick off on Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC or one of the streaming services. If you're not up on all the people and shows that are in the running for top prizes on Sunday, take a look at our rundowns of TV nominations and movie nominations. For your other viewing options in the new year, take a look at our midseason TV premiere guide and our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule.