Jimmy Fallon will be the next Host for Golden Globes

The 74th Annual Golden Globes is going to have the Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon as a fresh host next year 2017.


NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced the news on Tuesday.

“We’ve found the best possible host to make the evening really memorable and that’s Jimmy Fallon,” Greenblatt said. “I know he will bring his unique energy and wit to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is thrilled and we’re thrilled as well that he wanted to do it this year.”


Hearing the announcement, Fallon shared his response on Twitter:

‘‘I’m so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January. And I’m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported. Let’s make the Globes Gold again! Plan your Globes party Jan.8th. You could be part of the show.’’


Bob Greenblatt said, ‘‘Tonight Show’s host is always our first choice for any of these things.’’

After making the announcement, The NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was taken to an interview for more on how the deal came together.


He was asked why Jimmy selected than others and he answered: ‘‘First of all, we’re so happy that he wanted to do it. But yeah, he wanted to do it. We would never force him to do it — we couldn’t.’’

‘’Honest to God, he’s our first choice for any of these things. Back a few years ago, when we thought about who was going to step in for Ricky and we got to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the first person we always go to is Jimmy. No disrespect to Tina and Amy, but he had just done the Emmys. So it didn’t make any sense to have him do another awards show right away for us. And then we were lucky enough to get Tina and Amy and we got them for three years. So OK, that was set. And then they decided three years, we’ve done it; we’re finished. And we went to Jimmy again and said, “Do you want to do it now?” For a variety of reasons, he didn’t want to do it last year. We were all happy to have Ricky come back. He’s the bad boy, right? And then a few months ago, we always sit down with the HFPA and Dick Clark [Productions] and talk about the next season and who we’re going to look at for the host this year. I said I’ll go back to the No. 1 choice again. I don’t think he’ll say yes because he’s very selective but let’s see.’’


When he was asked about what can we expect from Jimmy as host, he replied:

We haven’t talked about any of it specifically but I think it’s going to be Jimmy being funny, light and clever. He’ll make fun of the industry because that’s the point of any awards show but it’ll be in his own way. He’s the ultimate fan and people come on his show and they play games and its fun; it’s not an antagonistic kind of thing. I’m sure the tone will be in that area but I have no idea what he’ll want to do.


He answered to the question, ‘‘But he won’t be as biting as, say, Ricky has been?’’

I think you are who you are; I wouldn’t ask Jimmy to suddenly be a satirical guy and I wouldn’t ask that of any host of any show. When [Seth Meyers] did the Emmys for us a couple years ago, he was just sorta Seth and when Jimmy did it, he was just Jimmy. Hopefully he’ll be musical and do some of the stuff he’s so good at that nobody else does quite like he does. There’s not a ton of time in the show; we’re going to try to figure out how to get more time for him because he’s great. But that’s all to be determined. It’s a show that’s crowded with awards, like any awards show, so I think we’ll do what we can but I couldn’t be happier.

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