Comedian Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC, was selected to the 2017 Golden Globe Awards to host for film and television, and he quickly gave the fans an idea of what to expect.
Fallon, 41, will host the ceremony on 1 January. Follow the acerbic British comedian Ricky Gervais, who took over this year for the fourth time, and comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who made the 2013-2015 honor.
The 2017 ceremony will take place on January 8 will be held in Beverly Hills and will air live on NBC television, the Association of the Hollywood Foreign Press, which organizes the prize, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Fallon tweeted that he was excited to host the event, one of the largest holding long Hollywood awards season.
“And I’m really looking forward time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump all deported to spend,” he joked in an excavation in the Republican presidential candidate promises to stop if elected in November immigration.
Fallon, a former actor of the TV show sketch “Saturday Night Live” was in 2014, injecting the format with games and waterfalls at the end of the evening show on NBC. “The Tonight Show” is currently the largest audience late night TV show in America.
NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt, Fallon said a great fit for the Golden Globes was.
“It’s more spontaneous and free offer on the television prices and fun, the comic gloss disarmament Jimmy is the ideal place to improve the sense of fun and irreverence host and strengthen,” Greenblatt said in a statement.
The Golden Globes, an informal dinner and watered by hundreds of A-list stars, is one of the biggest Hollywood Awards season, which culminates in late February with the Oscars. Some 18.5 million Americans watched the three-hour show on TV this year.