Jimmy Fallon to Host 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Jimmy Fallon

Ready for the 2017 awards season? NBC has tapped Jimmy Fallon as the host of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, the network announced on Tuesday, August 2.

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“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of the 74th Annual Golden Globes,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a press release on Tuesday. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited awards 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.”

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria added, “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. 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.”

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Fallon, who previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, is best known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and his six-year career at Saturday Night Live.

The TV personality took to Twitter shortly after the news was announced, writing, “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.”

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Nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes will be announced on Monday, December 12.

The star-studded annual ceremony was most recently hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais (2010 to 2012, 2016) and SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (2013 to 2015).

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET.

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