NBC has named Jimmy Fallon as the host of the “74th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” the event will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. Fallon, an Emmy and Grammy Award winning talent himself, should be comfortable with the idea of hosting after taking over “The Tonight Show” back in February 2014. In 2010 Fallon hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards, and Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” is currently nominated for two Emmys this year, including Outstanding Variety Series Talk.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,’” said NBC Entertainment Chairman 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.
Fallon began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 1998 and spent six successful years on the show. In 2009, he returned to NBC to host “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” a show that consistently garnered attention for its viral videos, celebrity games and A-list guests.
Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. Winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 236 countries and territories worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.