LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Tonight Show star Jimmy Fallon has been named the host of the 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday.
The gala honoring excellence in film and television is to take place Jan. 8. It will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
"We're thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of the 74th annual Golden Globes," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "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."
"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," added Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA. "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."
"I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January," Fallon tweeted.
I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 2, 2016
And I'm really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 2, 2016