Golden Globes 2017 officially has a host, according to the Los Angeles Times. The awards ceremony will be hosted by late-night talk-show host Jimmy Fallon.
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Fallon has been selected to host the Golden Globes 2017 after having successfully hosted the Emmy Awards in 2010 and the MTV Movie Awards in 2005. But in the past few years, Fallon has been making headlines thanks to his hilarious segments on his The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon has proven himself as an entertainment-driven host, which means the Golden Globes 2017 will be fun to watch. This past year’s Globes was hosted by Ricky Gervais for the fourth time, and it had lots of quips and sarcastic remarks as well as rather cruel jokes. But with Jimmy Fallon’s amicable and family-friendly tone, the Golden Globes 2017 will be a completely different event. And if NBC, which is home to both the annual Globes ceremony and Fallon’s late-night talk show, has little to no nominations again this year, it will most likely set up a spectacular ceremony as it did when Gervais hosted earlier this year.
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Explaining the Television Critics Association’s decision to choose Fallon as the host of the Golden Globes 2017, NBC Entertainment Chairperson Robert Greenblatt said that it’s the “playful” and “disarming comedic brilliance” of Fallon that makes him “the ideal host” to host the next year’s ceremony.
Another advantage of having Jimmy Fallon as the Golden Globes 2017 host is the fact that he’ll be able to promote the ceremony months ahead of it. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 8, 2017.
The Golden Globes 2017, which will be traditionally broadcast by NBC, honors artists from films and TV series and is one of the most popular awards shows in the world. Even though most awards shows have seen plunging viewership ratings over the past few years, the Globes remains a hit awards show.
This year’s Golden Globes ceremony was viewed by 18.5 million viewers, which is slightly down from the prior year’s ratings when the ceremony was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. During this year’s ceremony, Gervais was complaining about the meaninglessness of awards shows.
At one point during the ceremony, Gervais groaned “kill me” as if making it look that he needed someone to put him out of his misery. But it’s unlikely Fallon will make such jokes during the Golden Globes 2017, as The Tonight Show’s host has a more amicable sense of humor.
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Fallon is well suited for the job to host the Golden Globes 2017, as he was the one who was selected by NBC to host the first live Emmy Awards since the 1970s in 2010. In fact, 2010 is often called the golden age of television, which is why it’s fair to say that Fallon was part of that golden “movement,” according to Slate.
The Golden Globes 2017 nominations will be announced on December 12. The awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions in collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is comprised of foreign journalists based in Los Angeles.
The HFPA changed the eligibility rules for the Golden Globes 2017 in April, three months after the previous ceremony was held. In particular, the LA-based foreign journalists changed the eligibility rules in several categories, one of which sets a clear definition between comedy and drama.
According to the HFPA data, NBC’s telecast of the Golden Globes 2016 was the number one entertainment telecast on the Big 4 networks for the primetime week in early January.
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