"We're going to have some fun, give out some awards and one lucky audience member will host the Oscars," Samberg said, referring to how Kevin Hart accepted the job as host of next month's Academy Awards gala, then backed out two days later after he was criticized for homophobic jokes he made a decade ago. A replacement has not been announced yet and Hart said last week he is reconsidering his decision.
Oh also informed the crowd at the Beverly Hilton hotel why she and Samberg had been chosen to emcee the Globes.
"We are the only two people left in Hollywood who haven't gotten in trouble for saying something offensive," Oh quipped.
She and Samberg then promised to overcome their nice images and properly roast the celebrities in attendance "Gervais-style," a nod to the sharp-tongued comedian Ricky Gervais, who presided over the Globes for several years in the past.
Instead, Oh and Samberg gave compliments to stars like Spike Lee -- "Mr. Do the Right Thing. Well, I'll tell you who does the right thing. You as a director. ... Can't wait to see what you do next." -- Bradley Cooper -- "You're hot" -- and Jeff Bridges -- "I wish you were my dad."
Among the presenters set to hand out the trophies throughout the evening are Cooper, Lady Gaga, Danai Gurira, Emily Blunt, Olivia Colman, Amy Poehler, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Richard Gere, Taron Egerton, Nicole Kidman, Maya Rudolph and Lucy Liu.
The lineup of presenters also includes Harrison Ford, Kaley Cuoco, Halle Berry, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Lupita Nyong'o, William H. Macy, Lena Waithe, Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell.
The Globes recognize excellence in film and television. They are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.