The present is about for Jan. 6 on NBC.
The 2019 Golden Globes appears to have lastly discovered a bunch — or, relatively, hosts. With solely 32 days to go earlier than NBC’s marquee awards telecast, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh are set to take the Beverly Hilton stage on Jan. 6.
Globes companions The Hollywood Foreign Press, producers Dick Clark Productions and broadcaster NBC took fairly some time to nail down the duo. Samberg, subsequent seen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it relaunches on NBC after 5 seasons on Fox, involves the film-and-television kudos with a internet hosting resume that features a warmly-received go on the 2015 Emmys. As for Oh, she could appear to be an surprising alternative, however the Grey's Anatomy alum gave one of many most-talked about performances of 2018 on BBC America dramedy Killing Eve. Oh and Samberg introduced collectively on the 2018 Emmys by which the duo mocked the Oscars' La La Land fiasco in one of many evening's higher pairings.
“Sandra and Andy are the right decisions to host this world-class occasion,” stated Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “They deliver wit, allure and magnificence to a room full of the perfect of movie and tv. It’s certain to be one other unforgettable fun-filled evening.”
Time was getting tight for the deal, which simply closed this week. Talks with different expertise in latest months went nowhere. Not serving to the search was the truth that NBC’s new rights cope with the HFPA took longer than anticipated, an eight-year pact not formally coming collectively till September. There was even a degree the place many recommended that the 2019 Golden Globes don’t have any host in any respect, as was the case in all however one telecast previous to 2010.
ABC and the Academy Awards additionally reduce issues shut for the 2019 present, solely setting comic Kevin Hart on Tuesday — although no less than the Oscars are at nonetheless practically three months away.
At a time when awards present rankings are down throughout the board, even when stay programming stays one among few future-proofed choices on conventional TV, hosts have change into key to the advertising and promotion of a present. The Golden Globes skilled a boon through the three-year stint by which Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted — largely as a result of the pair locked of their returns so early.
Despite rankings declines within the awards area, the Golden Globes do no less than stay among the many extra constant performers — thanks in no small half to the intimate mingling of movie and tv stars. The 2018 telecast, hosted by Seth Meyers, netted a 5.zero score in adults 18-49 and drew 19 million viewers general.
“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” stated HFPA president Meher Tatna. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have frequently showcased their abilities in movie and tv, and we are able to’t wait see what their plain chemistry will deliver to the Golden Globes stage.”
Samberg is a longtime a part of the NBC household. After launching his profession at Saturday Night Live in 2005 and staying with the present via 2012, Samberg virtually instantly segued to the Universal Television-produced Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Samberg and Oh are each repped by UTA.
The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a guardian firm with Billboard.
This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.