“The Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jimmy Fallon was named Tuesday the host of the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“I’m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported,” Fallon wrote on his Twitter page.
Fallon will take over hosting duties from this year’s emcee Ricky Gervais, who also hosted from 2010-12. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — both also “SNL” alums — hosted from 2013-15.
“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 irreverance that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.
The Golden Globes will be presented Jan. 8 at the Beverly Hilton.
“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.”
—City News Service
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