It's time to break out the snacks, the trivia, and your best couch potato outfit, because the Golden Globe Awards are here! I can't wait to celebrate the best in movies and television while watching my favorite celebrities walk down the red carpet. But before any of us start planning our big night in, we need to know what channel the 2017 Golden Globes will be on, because you don't want to get all settled on the couch only to spend an hour flipping through different networks.
This year's Golden Globes will air live on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 8 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. For those who are truly ready to dedicate their night to celeb-watching, NBC will also air red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET. If you want to get an even earlier start, you'll have to change channels, as E! will be airing red carpet coverage from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
Jimmy Fallon will host the awards show, which runs about three hours and already promises to be a lot of fun just from the crop of nominees, which include both movies and TV series. This year, many new, critically acclaimed shows are being honored, from breakout television shows Stranger Things to This Is Us, to popular movies such as Moonlight and La La Land. The Golden Globes are known for rewarding new additions in Hollywood, and with so many new series and stars in the mix, there should be a few surprises throughout the night.
Since the Golden Globe Awards are airing on NBC, it's nice to see some of the network's shows represented as well. Gone are the days of The Office, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock, which would have given NBC tons of nominations for the network. Luckily, this year, drama has stepped up to the plate. While everyone's favorite TV dad Milo Ventimiglia didn't get nominated for This Is Us (a tragedy!), we can still look forward to a Pearson family outing, as his co-stars Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, and Mandy Moore are all up for awards, as is the series itself. This Is Us has given the network its first drama nomination in years and with four nominations, should bring at least one win. (Coincidentally, the last time an NBC drama was nominated for a Golden Globe it was 10 years ago for Heroes — another show that starred Ventimiglia).
Sometimes, it's easy to see the Golden Globes as more of a party than an awards show, especially given how goofy some of the bits can be and how much the attendees let loose. But it's nice to see an awards show where celebrities look like they're actually happy to sit around in fancy dresses for hours on end, watching clip shows and speeches and tributes.
Maybe we'll get a Ryan Reynolds-inspired Deadpool cameo (I can't be the only one who wants to see Deadpool get up on the stage and start calling out nominees). Or another inspired speech from Veep's Selina Meyer... I mean, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Or Jon Snow with combed hair, in a suit! The possibilities are endless, when it comes to the Golden Globe Awards, so make sure you're watching NBC on Sunday night at 8 p.m.