A month earlier than the 2019 Golden Globes and a day earlier than nominations are introduced, “Brooklyn 9-9” star Andy Samberg and “Killing Eve”’s Sandra Oh have been named co-hosts for the Jan. 6 ceremony.
That is solely the second time the Golden Globes has been hosted by a duo, following the three-year stint of Samberg’s former “Saturday Night time Dwell” colleagues Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Samberg was the plain option to host the awards. He’s a Golden Globe winner for “Brooklyn 9-9” and the sequence, additionally a Golden Globe recipient for finest comedy-musical, launches on NBC Jan. 10, 4 days after the Globes. Moreover, Samberg, who has loads of dwell TV expertise from his years on “Saturday Night time Dwell,” has hosted main awards exhibits earlier than — he emceed the 2015 Primetime Emmys for Fox, the place “Brooklyn 9-9” aired for 5 seasons., in addition to the 2013 Impartial Spirit Awards.
Samberg and Oh did a check run as co-presenters on the Primetime Emmy Awards in September, which aired on NBC. They did a bit collectively that drew laughs.
Samberg and Oh have one thing in widespread — they each gained Golden Globes within the first 12 months their primetime sequence have been eligible — Samberg in 2014 when then-freshman “Brooklyn 9-9” was named finest comedy-musical sequence, and Oh in 2006 for ABC’s “Gray’s Anatomy.”
Oh is now using excessive on the essential and scores success of her new sequence, BBC America’s “Killing Eve.”
“Sandra and Andy are the right selections to host this world-class occasion,” mentioned Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, Co-Chairmen, NBC Leisure. “They create wit, appeal and elegance to a room full of the perfect of movie and tv. It’s certain to be one other unforgettable fun-filled night time.”
NBC, the TV residence of the Golden Globe Awards for the previous 23 years, didn’t formally grow to be the community for the 2019 awards till September when it closed a brand new eight-year take care of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation and dick clark productions to maintain the present.
“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Social gathering of the 12 months,” mentioned HFPA President Meher Tatna. “Each Golden Globe Award recipients have frequently showcased their skills in movie and tv, and we are able to’t wait see what their plain chemistry will deliver to the Golden Globes stage.”
Added Mike Mahan, Government Producer and CEO, dick clark productions. “This modern pairing units the right tone for essentially the most entertaining awards celebration of the 12 months.”
The Golden Globes had aired with no host for many years till NBC in 2010 tapped Ricky Gervais for the job. Since then, he has hosted 4 instances, Fey and Poehler 3 times, with NBC’s late-night stars Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers taking turns the final two years. Oh is the primary particular person of coloration to emcee the present.
Normally when a ceremony has two hosts, they’re longtime buddies or an onscreen duo — or each — like Fey and Poehler on the Globes, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin on the Oscars and Colin Jost and Michael Che on the Primetime Emmys.
“Assembling” a internet hosting group is a riskier proposition as evident by the much-maligned team-up of Anne Hathaway and James Franco on the Oscars although Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce acquired good marks for his or her Emmy emceeing stint.
The 75th Golden Globes in January drew 19 million viewers and a 5.zero ranking within the adults 18-49 demographic (Dwell+Identical Day). That was down barely from the 2017 present to a six-year demo low, however nonetheless ranked as essentially the most watched awards present because the Oscars.
The three-hour 76th Golden Gloves ceremony will air dwell coast to coast on NBC from the Beverly Hills Resort at eight PM.
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Oh co-executive produces “Killing Eve” and stars as Eve Polastri, an MI5 officer who hunts down and turns into entangled with a cold-blooded feminine murderer, incomes a lead actress in a drama sequence nomination this 12 months. Beforehand, Oh starred as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC’s “Gray’s Anatomy,” for which she additionally acquired 5 Emmy nominations.
For his work on “SNL,” Samberg earned an Emmy Award and 6 further nominations. “Brooklyn 9-9,” on which he stars as Detective Jake Peralta, was canceled by Fox in Might after 5 seasons. NBC picked it up just a few days later.