Where to Stream 30 of This Year's Golden Globe-Nominated TV Series

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The excitement surrounding the announcement of award contenders in movies and television is usually proceeded by a sober realization: You haven’t seen most of the nominated content, and you might not even know how.

The Golden Globes, airing January 6, 2019, are no exception—and there's a wide variety of shows from several platforms vying for the night's top honors. If you want to use your holiday break to catch up, here’s how to watch. (Links to their streaming landing pages mean it’s free for subscribers of that service. If you see “$$,” it’s currently only available for purchase.)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Creator Ryan Murphy’s chronicle of fashion legend Gianni Versace coming into the crosshairs of disturbed spree killer Andrew Cunanan landed four nominations, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and acting nods for Darren Criss, Penélope Cruz, and Édgar Ramírez.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

The Americans

Cold War paranoia reaches a crescendo in this arresting slow burn of a show about two Soviet agents (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) who burrow their way into American suburbia. The sixth and final season earned nominations for Best Television Series, Drama and lead acting nods for both Rhys and Russell.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Barry

Bill Hader stars as a hitman who dreams of becoming an actor in this HBO series. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Hader grabbing a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Henry Winkler also has a shot at Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime   

Homecoming

Julia Roberts makes her small-screen debut in this Amazon Prime original about a woman who works to reacclimate returning military veterans. It’s up for Best Drama, with Roberts and co-star Stephan James vying for lead actress and actor trophies.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Kominsky Method

Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) shifts his focus to late middle age in this comedy about two longtime friends (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) navigating their third acts. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Douglas as a leading actor contender and Arkin in the supporting category.

Where to watch it: Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Already the winner of eight Emmys last fall, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan as a spirited 1950s homemaker who decides to break convention and become a stand-up comedian. It could win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Brosnahan and supporting actress Alex Borstein also up for awards.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Sharp Objects

Amy Adams stars in this eight-episode adaptation of the Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) novel about a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate a string of murders and her own dark past. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Adams and Patricia Clarkson also landing nominations.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime

A Very English Scandal

A very British limited series, A Very English Scandal stars Hugh Grant as Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe, the first UK politician to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Grant up for a leading actor award. Ben Whishaw could also take home a Globe for his supporting role as Thorpe’s onetime lover-turned-accuser, Norman Scott.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Alienist

The TNT drama about the dawn of criminal psychology in 19th century New York scored a nomination for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Daniel Bruhl is up for Best Performance in the same category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Bodyguard

The hit BBC series stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones's Robb Stark) as a war veteran assigned to the personal protection detail of home secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). It’s up for Best Television Series, Drama, with Madden (who is rumored to be a frontrunner to take over the role of James Bond) an acting contender.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Escape at Dannemora

This Showtime limited series chronicles the true story of prisoners Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano), who coerced prison worker Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette) into aiding them in their escape. It’s been nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Arquette a contender for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

The Good Place

Kirsten Bell and Ted Danson are afterlife buddies in this critically-acclaimed comedy, which earned nominations for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and a chance for Bell to grab an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix (Seasons One and Two); NBC (Season Three)

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a future where women have no voice is up for two acting honors: Elisabeth Moss in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, and Yvonne Strahovski for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Kidding

Jim Carrey returns to television a quarter-century after In Living Color in this dark comedy about a children’s television host named Mr. Pickles who struggles to maintain his optimism in the face of tragedy. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Carrey nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Killing Eve

Originating on BBC America, this show chronicles a cat-and-mouse game between an MI5 agent (Sandra Oh) and the assassin (Jodie Comer) she’s tasked with capturing. It could win a Globe for Best Television Series, Drama, with Oh getting recognition in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Pose

The world of 1980s fashion and ball party culture is the first show with a mostly trans cast to be nominated at the Globes. The FX series is up for Best Television Series, Drama; cast member Billy Porter could win in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Atlanta

Donald Glover could win a Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Globe for the show he co-created.

Where to watch it: Hulu (Season One); Amazon Prime (Season Two, $$)

Dirty John

Bravo’s limited series, based on a true-crime podcast, tells the true story of con artist John Meehan (Eric Bana), who charms interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton) after the two meet online. Britton is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Bravo (Requires Cable Subscription); Amazon Prime ($$)

Genius: Picasso

Antonio Banderas scored a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his work as artist Pablo Picasso.

Where to watch it: Hulu

GLOW

Based on the real female wrestling troupe of the 1980s, the second season of GLOW saw Alison Brie get a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Murphy Brown

Candice Bergen’s return to the broadcast character she made famous from 1988 to 1998 on CBS has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: CBS

Outlander

Time travel and kilts abound in this Starz adaptation of the Diana Gabaldon novels about a British Army nurse (Caitriona Balfe) who finds herself in the Highlands of 1700s Scotland. Balfe is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Starz or Starz on Amazon Prime

Ozark

Jason Bateman directs and stars in this moody crime drama about a financial adviser under the thumb of the criminals he handles. Bateman is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch could snag an award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his performance as a hedonistic adult coming to grips with his abusive past in this adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's semi-autobiographical books.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Seven Seconds

Regina King scored two nominations this year, one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this Netflix series about a grieving mother (King) at odds with a frustrating judicial system.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Succession

This HBO original series about a family dependent on their aging media conglomerate patriarch (Brian Cox) scored a nomination for co-star Kieran Culkin in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

The Tale

HBO scored again with this original movie about a woman (Laura Dern) coming to terms with a faulty memory of a past sexual experience. Dern is up for a Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Westworld

The moral and ethical implications of artificial intelligence are at the center of this HBO series, which recently finished its second season. Thandie Newton received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Who is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen introduced a new cast of subversive alter egos in this Showtime series that spoofed politics and the disturbing willingness of elected officials to engage in some very strange conversations. Cohen is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Will & Grace

After a decade’s absence, the NBC comedy returned for a ninth season in 2017. Debra Messing was nominated for six Globes during the show’s original run from 1998 to 2006 but hasn’t yet won. She’ll have another chance in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: NBC (Current Season); NBC (Original Series); Hulu (Current Season); Hulu (Original Series)

14 Retro Gifts for Millennials

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Ravi Palwe, Unsplash

Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, which means the pop culture they grew up with is officially retro. No matter what generation you belong to, consider these gifts when shopping for the Millennials in your life this holiday season.

1. Reptar Funko Pop!; $29

Amazon

This vinyl Reptar figurine from Funko is as cool as anything you’d find in the rugrats’ toy box. The monster dinosaur has been redesigned in classic Pop! style, making it a perfect desk or shelf accessory for the grown-up Nickelodeon fan. It also glows in the dark, which should appeal to anyone’s inner child.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Dragon Ball Z Slippers; $20

Hot Topic

You don’t need to change out of your pajamas to feel like a Super Saiyan. These slippers are emblazoned with the same kanji Goku wears on his gi in Dragon Ball Z: one for training under King Kai and one for training with Master Roshi. And with a soft sherpa lining, the footwear feels as good as it looks.

Buy it: Hot Topic

3. The Pokémon Cookbook; $15

Hop Topic

What do you eat after a long day of training and catching Pokémon? Any dish in The Pokémon Cookbook is a great option. This book features more than 35 recipes inspired by creatures from the Pokémon franchise, including Poké Ball sushi rolls and mashed Meowth potatoes.

Buy it: Hot Topic

4. Lisa Frank Activity Book; $5

Urban Outfitters

Millennials will never be too old for Lisa Frank, especially when the artist’s playful designs come in a relaxing activity book. Watercolor brings the rainbow characters in this collection to life. Just gather some painting supplies and put on a podcast for a relaxing, nostalgia-fueled afternoon.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

5. Shoebox Tape Recorder with USB; $28

Amazon

The days of recording mix tapes don’t have to be over. This device looks and functions just like tape recorders from the pre-smartphone era. And with a USB port as well as a line-in jack and built-in mic, users can easily import their digital music collection onto retro cassette tapes.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Days of the Week Scrunchie Set; $12

Urban Outfitters

Millennials can be upset that a trend from their youth is old enough to be cool again, or they can embrace it. This scrunchie set is for anyone happy to see the return of the hair accessory. The soft knit ponytail holders come in a set of five—one for each day of the school (or work) week.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

7. D&D Graphic T-shirt; $38-$48

80s Tees

The perfect gift for the Dungeon Master in your life, this graphic tee is modeled after the cover of the classic Dungeons & Dragons rule book. It’s available in sizes small through 3XL.

Buy it: 80s Tees

8. Chuck E. Cheese T-shirt; $36-$58

80s Tees

Few Millennials survived childhood without experiencing at least one birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. This retro T-shirt sports the brand’s original name: Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre. It may be the next-best gift for a Chuck E. Cheese fan behind a decommissioned animatronic.

Buy it: 80s Tees

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas Picnic Blanket Bag; $40

Shop Disney

Fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will recognize the iconic scene on the front of this messenger bag. Unfold it and the bag becomes a blanket fit for a moonlit picnic among the pumpkins. The bottom side is waterproof and the top layer is made of soft fleece.

Buy it: Shop Disney

10. Toy Story Alien Socks; $15

Shop Disney

You don’t need to be skilled at the claw machine to take home a pair of these socks. Decorated with the aliens from Toy Story, they’re made from soft-knit fabric and are big enough to fit adult feet.

Buy it: Shop Disney

11. Goosebumps Board Game; $24

Amazon

Fans that read every book in R.L. Stine’s series growing up can now play the Goosebumps board game. In this game, based on the Goosebumps movie, players take on the role of their favorite monster from the series and race to the typewriter at the end of the trail of manuscripts.

Buy it: Amazon

12. Tamagotchi Mini; $19

Amazon

If you know someone who killed their Tamagotchi in the '90s, give them another chance to show off their digital pet-care skills. This Tamagotchi is a smaller, simplified version of the original game. It doubles as a keychain, so owners have no excuse to forget to feed their pet.

Buy it: Amazon

13. SNES Classic; $275

Amazon

The SNES Classic is much easier to find now than when it first came out, and it's still just as entertaining for retro video game fans. This mini console comes preloaded with 21 Nintendo games, including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II.

Buy it: Amazon

14. Planters Cheez Balls; $24

Amazon

Planters revived its Cheez Balls in 2018 after pulling them from shelves nearly a decade earlier. To Millennials unaware of that fact, this gift could be their dream come true. The throwback snack even comes in the classic canister fans remember.

Buy it: Amazon

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America’s Most Popular Horror Movie Villains, Mapped

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No matter how you feel about scary movies, it's hard to avoid them around Halloween. This is the time of year when the faces of cinema's classic horror villains seem to pop up in every store window and television set you see. Depending on where you live, certain horror icons may be especially hard to ignore. Check out the map below to find out the most popular scary movie villain in your state.

To make the map, FrontierBundles.com chose 15 classic horror movie antagonists and looked at regional Google Trends data for each name from the past year. Frankenstein's Monster from 1931's Frankenstein dominates most of the country, with 11 states including Pennsylvania and Arizona searching for the character. Ghostface from 1996's Scream ranked second with eight states. Chucky from Child's Play (1988), the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise, and Norman Bates from Psycho (1960) also rank high on the list.

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Not every Halloween term Americans are searching for is horror-related. Some of the more wholesome seasonal queries that appear in Google's data include candy, crafts, and maze. But for every Google user searching for family-friendly fall activities, there are plenty looking up horror movies and monsters as well. Here's what people are Googling in your state for Halloween.