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With the Holidas almost upon us and bringing tons of joy and family time, avid TV and film fans know that there's another season to look forward to: Awards Season. Ceremonies like the Oscars and Golden Globes will honor the best the entertainment world has to offer, with the latter recognizing both movies and television. The Golden Globes also doesn't take itself too seriously, allowing hosts to have freedom and poke at all the Hollywood elite that has assembled in hopes of taking home a coveted statue. And now The Golden Globes has found its newest host: late night host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers.
This news comes to us from Late Night With Seth Meyers itself, which tweeted out the news this Thanksgiving morning. Check it out.
The Golden Globes also made their own statement about Seth Meyers' first time hosting the awards ceremony. They said,
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 is the latest in a line of notable SNL alums who have hosted the Golden Globes. Meyers' buddy Amy Poehler hosted alongside frequent collaborator Tina Fey for two years in a row, which is probably the most acclaimed hosting in recent memory. SNL's Jimmy Fallon hosted the show last year, opening up with a massive La La Land inspired musical number featuring the various attendees.
Seth Meyers has been gaining more and more fans since he began hosting Late Night in 2014. While he got off to a shaky start in the ratings, the show has since become a competitor in the late night market alongside Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. Since the election of President Trump, Late Night has also gotten way more political, with his segment "A Closer Look" addressing the issues of the week.
And with the Golden Globes just a few months away, we should see plenty of Awards-bait movies hitting theaters. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are no doubt hoping for nominations with their upcoming drama The Post, competing with Emma Stone's Battle of the Sexes and Margot Robbie's I, Tonya.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. In the meantime, check out our cancellation list to see which shows got the chop this year.