Golden Globes 2016: What time are they on? How can I watch them online? Who is nominated? Who will win?

Let the glitz and glamour of awards season begin

Jess Denham
Thursday 07 January 2016 15:20
It's almost time for Ricky Gervais to release his Golden Globes hosting skills upon the world again
It's almost time for Ricky Gervais to release his Golden Globes hosting skills upon the world again

When are they taking place?

This year’s Golden Globes will be held on Sunday 10 January at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

What time does it start?

It all kicks off at 8pm ET, or 1am on Monday morning in the UK.

How can I watch it?

Sadly those of us in the UK are unable to watch the Globes as they happen but US film fans can tune into NBC from 7pm ET when the red carpet pre-show begins. Those wishing to watch the ceremony online can do so thanks to NBC and E! Online.

Who is hosting?

Ricky Gervais is returning for a fourth stint as host after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler passed up the high-pressure role after cracking the funnies for three years straight. Gervais has already apologised for the offence he will inevitably cause come Sunday.

Who is presenting?

Eddie Redmayne, JK Simmons, Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jim Carrey, Channing Tatum, Olivia Wilde, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson have all been announced so far, with more to come.

Who is nominated?

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in 'Miracle Mop' biopic Joy

Best Motion Picture, Drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Leonardo DiCaprio battles for survival in the wilderness in The Revenant

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett meet in a department store in Carol

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Eddie Redmayne plays transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Maggie Smith turning on the charm in The Lady in the Van

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Matt Damon is lost in space in The Martian

Best Director

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Tom Hardy escapes from an exploding car in Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Television Series, Drama

Empire, Fox

Game of Thrones, HBO

Mr. Robot, USA

Narcos, Netflix

Outlander, Starz

Game of Thrones returns for season six in spring 2016

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Casual, Hulu

Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Silicon Valley, HBO

Transparent, Amazon Video

Veep, HBO

Check out the full list of nominations here.

Who is going to win?

It’s tricky to predict which way many of the categories will go this year, but there seem to be a few dead certs (or so we think!).

The Big Short will surely take Best Film, Musical or Comedy, with Best Film, Drama is expected to go to Spotlight.

The Best Actress, Drama group is the most crowded of 2016, will all five nominees putting in spectacular performances. Cate Blanchett or Rooney Mara are arguably the favourites for Carol, but Brie Larson has been the name on everybody’s lips for Room.

Leonardo DiCaprio is tipped to finally win his first Oscar for The Revenant and it’s likely the Globes will give him the Best Actor, Drama gong too. Over in the comedy category, Steve Carell in The Big Short and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy seem the most likely choices.

Elsewhere, Alicia Vikander is the hot bet for Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina, while Idris Elba could easily take Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of No Nation.

Best Director is another closely-fought category with Todd Haynes our outsider prediction for Carol, followed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for The Revenant.

Over to the television side, Game of Thrones is sure to dominate along with Mr Robot, Transparent, Empire and Fargo touted to win big.

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