Seasoned host Jimmy Fallon is starting year 2017 with a bang as he is set to host the 74th Golden Globes. But some think he is not a good fit.
The 41-year-old actor, singer and host has been handling the late night talk show, “The Tonight Show,” on NBC since February 2014. Until now, he has been continuously proving his adeptness on this field.
Apart from his regular television hosting gig, he has also hosted several big events, like the Emmy Awards six years ago.
In a statement released on Tuesday, NBC Entertainment chair Robert Greenblatt announced that they are thrilled to inform everyone that they have chosen Jimmy Fallon to be the official host of the said prestigious awarding event, ABC reported.
“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,” the network executive stated.
Upon knowing the news, the famous host took to Twitter to share his excitement.
“I’m so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January,” Jimmy Fallon said, while throwing a joke in his next post saying, “And I’m really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported.”
In the meantime, The Guardian shared that with the kind of hosting that the Golden Globes needs, the host’s “strengths” may not be showcased.
It was explained that Globes is “a much more tight evening,” hence, the husband of Nancy Juvonen is expected to only “do a short monologue and maybe an occasional line or two introducing the stars handing out the trophies.”
This means that Jimmy Fallon’s antics and funny may not be needed. It was pointed out, though, that the host has promised “to be a totally different kind of host.”