Jimmy Fallon is set to host NBC’s Golden Globes next year, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed on Tuesday.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,'” said Greenblatt. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year.”
“Jimmy Fallon is an exceptionally talented and dynamic entertainer and we couldn’t be more excited that he’ll be hosting the 2017 Golden Globes,” added Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). “His charm, wit and incredible spontaneity will play exceedingly well both to everyone at the show as well as the millions watching at home from around the world.”
The host news was announced this morning at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. NBC broadcast will present its new and returning series all day inside the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom. Wednesday is NBCUniversal cable’s turn.
For most of its existence, the Golden Globes did not use hosts. While TV stars John Larroquette and Janine Turner hosted the show in 1995, the Globes did not feature regular hosts until Ricky Gervais got the gig in 2010. Since then, Gervais has hosted three more times and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have also done three.
The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live Jan. 8, 2017 on both coasts. Nominations for this installment will be unveiled on Monday, Dec. 12.