Comedian Jimmy Fallon will host the 74th Golden Globes next year, it was announced today.
Fallon has previously hosted The Emmys (where he is a double nominee this year for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) but this will be his first Golden Globes. He takes over for Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler before him.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,’” said Robert 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,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “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.”
“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,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions.
Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Monday, December 12th. Winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of 90+ international journalists and film critics.
The 2017 ceremony will air on NBC January 8th live from the Beverly Hilton, airing from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT.