The 74th Annual Golden Globes is going to have a fresh host next year. The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon will take over the ceremony for 2017.
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced the news at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills 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.” Fallon previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Fallon shared his reaction on Twitter:
The choice represents a shakeup from the two hosting choices that the Globes has repeatedly made over the last six years.
The 2016 telecast of the Golden Globes averaged a 5.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 18.5 million viewers overall.
NBC also announced Tuesday that it has renewed America’s Got Talent‘s judges deals, with Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Simon Cowell all set to return.
Previously, EW asked our readers who they think should host the 2017 Globes and here’s what they said.