How to watch Golden Globe nominees streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more

How to watch Golden Globe nominees streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more
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Time is running out for those looking for where to watch the Golden Globe nominees. Yes, the big show is coming up on February 28, so a lot of folks may be scrambling to find out how to watch the Golden Globe nominated films and TV shows, so they have a better chance at winning their respective prediction pools.

The good news is that unlike in previous years, when cinemas were open, you can watch the vast majority of the nominees with some of the best streaming services, which you may already pay for. Of course, some of the most talked about films are only available elsewhere, though. Including one that's on a service you may never heard of.

And at the end of the day, this is great for audiences and films alike. While we wish that the 9 that are on video on demand (where you pay to buy or rent) were on services such as Netflix or Hulu, the fact that so many of these films can be watched from your couch is victory enough.

Also, we're breaking the films down in two ways: quick cheat sheets on where to watch the best picture nominees, and breakdowns of what movies and shows are on the major services.

Where to watch Golden Globe nominees for Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Father: Not available
  • Mank: Netflix
  • Nomadland: Hulu starting February 19
  • Promising Young Woman: Video On Demand
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7: Netflix

Where to watch Golden Globe nominees for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Golden Globe nominees on Netflix

This is why the king stays on top of the throne. Netflix is the big trophy collector this year, hosting 18 shows and movies up for nominations. And while it didn't create Schitt's Creek, the service helped the comedy series gain notoriety by giving it a much bigger platform.

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • Emily in Paris
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • I Care A Lot
  • Life Ahead
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Midnight Sky

How to watch Golden Globe nominees: Queen's Gambit

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  • Over The Moon
  • Ozark
  • Pieces Of A Woman
  • The Prom
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • Ratched
  • Schitt's Creek
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7
  • Unorthodox

The best streaming service, Netflix, isn't just the place to get caught up on the Rose family's time in Schitt's Creek. It's also where you'll go to learn about The Queen's Gambit and what made Emily in Paris, The Crown and other shows the talk of the town.

Golden Globe nominees on Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video's got an interesting set of nominees, including Hunters, a series starring Al Pacino as the leader of a Nazi hunters looking to stop a resurgence in 1977. While Borat 2 got a lot of headlines, Sound of Metal was one of our favorite movies of 2020. It's about a drummer (Riz Ahmed) who loses his hearing, and Ahmed's performance makes this movie a must-see.

  • Black Monday
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • One Night In Miami…
  • Hunters
  • Small Axe
  • Sound Of Metal
  • Your Honor
Prime Video

You can watch Prime Video as a part of your Prime membership. You can watch for free with Amazon's 30-day free trial , and the subscription costs $12.99 per month thereafter. Prime Video also has The Boys, Fleabag and many other original shows. 

Golden Globe nominees on Apple TV Plus

While On The Rocks may be a bit slow, and Wolfwalkers might not be everybody's cup of tea, you need to watch Ted Lasso now. Arguably the best TV show of 2020, it stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular coach, and he better win the best actor award he's nominated for.

  • On The Rocks
  • Ted Lasso
  • Wolfwalkers

You can watch Ted Lasso for free, as new members can take advantage of the Apple TV Plus 7-day free trial. Apple TV plus costs $4.99 per month thereafter, and features excellent programming such as Beastie Boys Story and The Morning Show. 

Golden Globe nominees on Disney Plus

Disney Plus' 2020 plan seemed to be "quality over quantity," and that shows here. Hamilton and The Mandalorian were the big hits that the service needed, and have a chance of pulling in some Golden Globes.

  • Hamilton 
  • The Mandalorian
  • Onward
  • Soul
Disney Plus

Disney Plus gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics like Frozen, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast as well as newer hits like The Mandalorian, Hamilton and more. Get the most value with the $12.99 bundle that throws in Hulu and ESPN Plus.

Golden Globe nominees on HBO Max

HBO Max's plan to win subscriptions and awards — release major motion pictures online without making you pay extra — is shown off with these nominees. The recently released Judas and The Black Messiah is excellent, and Daniel Kaluuya earned his nomination for best supporting actor in a motion picture. Lakeith Stanfield should have also been nominated for his work in the movie, if you ask us. 

  • Emma.
  • The Flight Attendant
  • I Know This Much Is True
  • Judas and The Black Messiah
  • The Little Things
  • Lovecraft Country
  • Perry Mason
  • The Undoing 
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 Golden Globe nominees on Hulu

Palm Springs was the big hit of the year for Hulu. It's basically a modern Groundhog Day, but this time both Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti's characters are stuck in the looping day. The other must-watch is Normal People, just make sure you have some kleenex near by for the emotions.

  • The Great
  • Killing Eve
  • Mrs. America
  • Nomadland (starting February 19)

How to watch Golden Globe nominees: Palm Springs

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  • Normal People
  • Palm Springs
  • Ramy
  • The United States vs Billie Holiday
  • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Palm Springs is just one of many exclusive movies and TV shows offered on Hulu. In addition to its acclaimed originals like High Fidelity and Shrill, Hulu streams next-day airings of current TV shows and library content from FX.

Golden Globe nominees on Shudder

The Shudder Original film La Llorona brings a frightening Latin American fable — where a ghost haunts the areas where her children drowned — to the TV. 

  • La Llorona

There's only one Golden Globe nominated film of note on horror movie service Shudder, but it's worth your time either way. Horror doesn't typically get a lot of attention at awards time, but this service is the one-stop shop for all you horror fans out there.

Golden Globe nominees on Showtime

Showtime's pair of nominees pack a lot of star power. The Good Lord Bird stars Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs, while The Comey Rule stars Holly Hunter, Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson.

  • The Good Lord Bird
  • The Comey Rule (also on Spectrum)

Golden Globe nominees on Video On Demand

You'll need to look up these movies for rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple/iTunes, Google Play and other services.

  • Another Round
  • Croods: A New Age (also on Spectrum)
  • Minari (on 2/26)
  • Music
  • News of the World 
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Tenet (also Spectrum)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (also Spectrum)
  • Two of Us 

Golden Globe nominees that are not available

  • The Father - theatrical limited release Feb. 26, no digital date
  • French Exit - theatrical release Feb. 12, no digital date
  • The Mauritanian - theatrical release Feb. 12, no digital date
Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.