Golden Globe Winning ‘The Holdovers’ Is Streaming On Peacock: How To Watch

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While Oppenheimer was the biggest winner of the night at the 2024 Golden Globes, two of the acting awards went to stars from a surprise winner: The Holdovers.

Paul Giamatti won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as Paul Hunham (and celebrated the win in style), while first-time nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph took home the night’s sole Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture award.

The Holdovers is director Alexander Payne’s first film since 2017’s Downsizing, and it follows Giamatti’s Hunham, a crotchety history teacher at a New England boarding school who is forced to chaperone the students left behind with nowhere to go over winter break. Randolph plays Mary Lamb, the school’s cafeteria supervisor who is also staying on campus during break and recently lost her son in the Vietnam War.

A grumpy, strict teacher that no one likes, a grieving mother, and a smart but troubled teenage boy (played by Dominic Sessa, in his first acting role) spending the holidays together sounds like a recipe for disaster, but as break goes on, the three form unlikely bonds.

“Where Giamatti goes big, the down-to-the-marrow ache Randolph finds in Mary is the film’s emotionally grounding force,” Decider’s John Serba wrote about the performances. “Without her, The Holdovers would be merely OK instead of hands-down great.”

'The Holdovers'
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While the movie is set at the holidays and it’s been deemed “soon-to-be Christmas classic,” there’s no bad time to check out The Holdovers, especially as we head further into awards season. The movie has already been named one of the top 10 films of the year by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute, and it’ll likely see nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards.

How to Stream The Holdovers:

The Holdovers is streaming exclusively on Peacock, so if you want to check out the movie, you’ll need a Peacock Premium subscription.

Peacock has two Premium plans available: one with ads and one without. The ad-supported plan costs $5.99/month or $59.99/year, and will typically front-load all of the ads so you’ll be able to watch the movie uninterrupted afterward. If you want to upgrade to ad-free, it’ll cost $11.99/month or $119.99/year. If you pre-pay for an entire year with the annual plan, you’ll get 12 months for the price of 10.

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