Late Night's Seth Meyers has been set to host the 75th Annual Golden Globes, marking his first time ever as the show's ringleader. Last year's telecast was hosted by another NBC late night mainstay, The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon, with Ricky Gervais and the team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting in recent years. The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Monday, December 11, with the awards ceremony airing Sunday, January 7 at 8 PM ET. Here's what Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna had to say in a statement.
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. 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 Year."
Seth Meyers had previously hosted the Emmy Awards in 2014 but this is the first time he will be hosting the Golden Globes. It was also announced earlier this week that NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) are teaming up for the Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special, set to air Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The two-hour special will be hosted by Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, who have a combined 13 Golden Globe nominations between them and star in NBC's critically acclaimed revival of Will & Grace, which currently ranks as NBC's most-watched primetime comedy in the last 12 years.
The program will showcase the best moments spanning 75 years of the Golden Globes, featuring the biggest film and TV stars, red carpet highlights and fashion throughout the years. The special will also feature new and exclusive interviews with Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet, Brad Goreski and more. Celebrating the nonstop glamour, humor, heartfelt speeches and classic moments from Hollywood's party of the year, the Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special will also include comedic highlights from past hosts and presenters and a countdown of the best Golden Globe Award-winning movies of all time, as selected by members of the HFPA. The Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special is produced by dcp in association with the HFPA.
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of L.A.-based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. More than seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world's most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate more than $25 million to entertainment-related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit GoldenGlobes.com