“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have
Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards”, said
HFPA President Meher Tatna in a statement. “With
his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences,
Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of
recognizing the best in television and film at the Party of the
This is Meyers’ first time hosting the prestigious show, as he
takes the reins from The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon,
who led the proceedings
this past January.
Before Meyers took on the high-profile role, there was
speculation that the show would air without a host for the
first time since 2009.
A hostless Golden Globes may sound odd to some, but since its
inaugural event in 1944, the black tie awards show never had a
host (save for one year in 1995), until Ricky Gervais emceed at
the 68th Golden Globes in 2010.
Gervais went on to host for three consecutive years before
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey took over hosting duties for their own
three-year run. When they stepped away, Gervais came back to
host in 2016 and Fallon followed.
His track record for hosting awards shows has been minor, but
not unimpressive. The 43-year-old comic
led the 2014 Emmys and famously lampooned Trump — who was
then simply a businessman and reality personality — during the
2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.
The 2018 Golden Globes will air live from the Beverly Hilton
hotel in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7, 2018.
Dwayne Johnson’s daughter, Simone Garcia
Johnson, was recently selected to be next year’s
Golden Globe Ambassador, an honor formerly titled Miss Golden
Globe, and therefore will be responsible
for distributing the prized statuettes to the
well-deserving winners. Check out the video below to hear more.