Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globes

"The Tonight Show's" Jimmy Fallon will host the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

“The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon will host the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

“The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon will add to his busy schedule in 2017 as he steps in to host the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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.”

The three-hour telecast, produced by dick clark productions, is set for Jan. 8, 2017 and is known as the unofficial kick-off of the awards season. Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. Winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The ceremony was previously hosted by Ricky Gervais and Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler. Fallon had also hosted the 2010 Emmy Awards.

“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,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “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.”

Fallon tweeted about his excitement following the announcement:

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