For film and TV enthusiasts who want nothing less than cinematic and television brilliance, the 2023-24 awards season is here! Film critics, industry insiders, and fans have sifted through the year’s productions to curate the most outstanding works for discerning viewers. Awards season is both an acknowledgment of artistic achievement and a cultural phenomenon. As we head into 2024, all the glamor of Hollywood will be under one roof, giving us our annual fix of red-carpet fashion and one-on-ones with our favorite celebs.
This guide has everything you need to experience the 2023-24 film and TV awards season. Cord-cutters don’t need to miss out on the glittering nights without cable. We’ll let you know how to access each event on your favorite streaming platforms, giving you front-row seats to the industry’s most prestigious ceremonies.
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Golden Globe Awards: Sunday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET
The Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are an early highlight of awards season. As the first show in the year’s lineup, the Golden Globes give us a good idea of what productions are likely to do well in the big events to come. Unlike the Oscars and other ceremonies, the Golden Globes are for lovers of both film and TV, with categories for both. Last year, the films “The Fabelmans” and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” as well as TV shows “House of the Dragon,” and “Abbott Elementary,” took home Golden Globes in the Best Drama and Comedy categories for film and TV, respectively. The event also includes all the categories you’d expect for actors, directors, screenplays, and music for film and television.
The Golden Globe Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET, and simultaneously stream live on Paramount+ and the CBS app as part of a new deal between the network and the Golden Globes.
Critics Choice Awards: Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET
The Critics Choice Awards, presented by the Critics Choice Association, are chosen by industry insiders and focus exclusively on movies, making them a strong indicator of Oscar favorites. At the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards, comedian Chelsea Handler will return to host for the second year running. The nominees have already been announced, and the summer’s biggest rivals, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” will compete with Martin Scorsese’s western mystery “Killers of the Flower Moon” for Best Picture. Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro” and the Oprah Winfrey-produced “The Color Purple” are also up in several categories. Last year, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” took home the most prestigious Best Picture award.
The Critics Choice Awards will air live on the CW on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch the CW without cable on streaming services that include it as a channel option.
75th Primetime Emmys: Monday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. ET
The Primetime Emmy Awards, which normally would have been held in September 2023, have been pushed back four months due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The Emmys are the awards show for TV fans, since it’s the only event focused solely on television. Joining the main awards season this year, the ceremony will celebrate American primetime television released between June 2022 and May 2023. Shows like “The Bear,” “Wednesday,” and “Only Murders in the Building” are up for Best Comedy Series, while “Succession,” “The White Lotus,” and “Yellowjackets” will compete for Best Drama Series. Last year, “Ted Lasso” and “Succession” took home the top awards of the night.
Rights to the broadcast rotate among the four major networks, and FOX holds the rights for 2024. The show will be held at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, with “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson hosting. It will be broadcast live on FOX on Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. ET, and be available for streaming on Hulu the following day.
People’s Choice Awards: Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET
The People’s Choice Awards, often viewed as the most fun event of awards season, is an opportunity for fans to vote for their top picks in movies, television, music, and pop culture. The two-hour event also includes exciting performances. Details about the upcoming event, including the host and performers, are being kept under wraps for now. Kenan Thompson hosted last year, presenting “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Stranger Things” with the top fan-chosen film and TV awards.
The 2024 People’s Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The broadcast will air simultaneously on NBC and E!, as well as NBCUniversal streamer Peacock, marking the first time the telecast will be aired live on a major streaming service.
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. ET
Following a tough year in which most actors spent nine months out of work due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the 2024 SAG Awards allow Screen Actors Guild members to vote for their favorite performances in film and television. Barbra Streisand will receive the Life Achievement Award, and the casts of “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” are all favorite predictions for this year’s nominees. Last year’s winners included Brendan Fraser for his work on “The Whale” and Michelle Yeoh for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Nominating committees for film and TV categories have already been formed, and the nominees will be announced Jan. 10. This year's broadcast marks an exciting milestone for cord-cutters, since they’ll have equal access to the event, which will stream live on Netflix on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. ET.
96th Academy Awards: Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. ET
The Academy Awards are undeniably the most prestigious and most watched awards show of the year. Since 1929, the ceremony has been the definitive recognition of excellence in filmmaking. Last year, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” became the most-awarded film in history, winning seven Oscars in its 11 nominated categories, including Best Picture.
The 2024 ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. ET. Before the main event, a red-carpet preshow will air from 6:30 to 7 p.m. ET. Jimmy Kimmel will return as host for the fourth time and the second year in a row. The ceremony will be televised live on ABC and available to stream on abc.com and the ABC app with a participating television provider.
You don’t need cable to watch ABC, however, and there are plenty of other ways to get live coverage of the event. You can access ABC with many skinny bundles or for free over the air with an HD antenna. Check out our full guide to how to watch the Oscars without cable.