Jimmy Fallon set to host 2017 Golden Globe Awards
In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Jimmy Fallon attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. (Invision / Andy Kropa)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:38PM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Jimmy Fallon will be in charge of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
Fallon will host the three-hour ceremony that's scheduled to air Jan. 8 on NBC, the network said Tuesday.
Fallon, host of NBC's "Tonight Show," has a playful humour that's a good match for the "spontaneous and uninhibited" awards show, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.
Fallon takes over from last year's host, Ricky Gervais, whose biting style of humour brought groans as well as laughs.
I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 2, 2016
And I'm really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 2, 2016