Promos for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tonight Show host and Sagaponack resident Jimmy Fallon, are making the rounds online.
In one of the promos, Fallon is trying to hold three Golden Globe statues without dropping them. The tagline reads, “A lot of gold to give.” In another, Fallon attempts to show musician Questlove the words “Golden Globes” written with Christmas lights on the roof of a house, but an electrical short causes bulbs to burnout, leaving only the words “Old Globs.”
“It’s an obvious choice for our company because he’s so stinking good at it and is such an adored talent on our air,” NBC’s man in charge of such specials, Paul Telegdy, told Variety.
In the Golden Globes announcement over the summer, 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.”
This is Fallon’s second time hosting a major awards show—his first was the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010—but he’s presented Golden Globe awards in a variety of categories over the years. Fallon’s most recent appearance on the Globes stage was with Melissa McCarthy in 2014, when they presented the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television to Michael Douglas.
Last year’s Golden Globes was hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais, who also hosted in 2012, while Fallon’s fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler hosted together in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Fallon has not won any Golden Globes.
The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards show takes place at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 8. It will air on NBC from 8–11 p.m.