Prepare to have your Golden Globes slow-jammed.
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will host next year’s Golden Globes ceremony, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced Tuesday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
Fallon previously emceed the 2010 Emmys. Ricky Gervais (Derek) handled Golden Globes hosting duties this year; ratings for the telecast fell to a six-year low.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of The 74th Annual Golden Globes,” Greenblatt said via statement. “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.”
The three-hour Golden Globes broadcast will air Sunday, Jan. 8., at 8/7c.
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