Jimmy Fallon Will Host The 2017 Golden Globes
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Jimmy Fallon will host the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,'” Greenblatt said in a statement. “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.”
Allen Shapiro Productions CEO at Dick Clark added: “Jimmy Fallon’s brand of comedy will continue the tradition of cutting-edge excitement viewers have come to expect from the host of the Golden Globes.”
The Golden Globe Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are set to air live on both coasts from the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
“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,” HFPA president Lorenzo Soria said. “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.”
Fallon previously hosted the 2010 Emmy Awards, when the ceremony aired on NBC.
His hosting oppurtunity follows Ricky Gervais and his former Saturday Night Live castmates Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.