Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globe Awards 2017

Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards to be held on January 8, 2017, NBC has announced.

PTI| Updated: Aug 03, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globe Awards 2017

Los Angeles: Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards to be held on January 8, 2017, NBC has announced.

"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," Fallon tweeted after the announcement.

Fallon has a long history with NBC. He was once a member of "Saturday Night Live" before hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and then "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", reported Ace Showbiz.

"We're thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of The 74th Annual Golden Globes," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

"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."

Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes from 2010-2012 and returned this year. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony from 2013-2015.