Having watched him host the 2010 Emmys, the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and anchor hundreds of hours of his own late-night talk shows, we can be pretty sure what a Jimmy Fallon Golden Globes ceremony will look like.
T will be energetic musical numbers! Games! Thank-you notes! More games! And a bright, amiable comic tone miles removed from Ricky Gervais’ snark and the pointed wit of the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pairing, who, between them, have hosted the last seven Golden Globes shows.
It’ll be Fallon using his top-rated NBC talk show to promote the NBC Golden Globes telecast in the days leading up to the Jan. 8, 2017 program.
Fallon’s 2010 Emmys opened with a six-minute, pre-taped sketch in which he and the cast of the then top-rated “Glee” wrangled celebrities, including Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Joel McHale and Betty White, for a rousing, song-and-dance rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” Fallon kept his guitar handy throughout the remainder of the evening, performing brisk, funny salutes to TV shows leaving the air.
Given that history, it’s not a stretch to think that Fallon will arrive at the 2017 Globes ceremony with a song in his heart.
Fallon has already suited up, posting on his Twitter account that he’s “So excited to be hosting” the Golden Globes and that he’s “Really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported.” Also and perhaps most tellingly: “Let’s make the Globes Gold again! Plan your Globes party Jan. 8th. You could be part of the show.”