Who will host the Golden Globes now that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler say they are not returning? The irreverent NBC party has featured the comedy duo for the past three straight years. Before that it was a three-year run by actor/director/writer/producer Ricky Gervais. In almost all the years prior to that, the Globes did not have a host at all.
Could Gervais return? He said 2012 would be his last time as the emcee, but time and distance might have the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. welcoming him again. In fact, the Golden Globes nominated him for the first time in seven years this past January for his starring role in the comedy series “Derek.”
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Be sure to cast your ballot in our new poll below by choosing your three favorites from 18 comedians, comic actors and comedy teams who need to be on the radar of the Globe producers. We will pit the top vote getters against each other in another poll later this week. Then jump in and debate this red-hot topic in our notorious forums, which are filled with Hollywood insiders.
Half of the choices in our poll have strong connections to Golden Globes broadcaster NBC and/or its parent company Universal: late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, new variety sketch show host Neil Patrick Harris, sister E! Network’s Joel McHale, “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon, and past “SNL” cast members Fred Armisen, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, and Kristen Wiig.
Could it be hot variety sketch performers such as Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia“), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele“), Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer“)? Or perhaps two-time Oscar host Jon Stewart? Our list of possibilities is rounded out by film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, Zach Galifianakis, and Paul Rudd.
We didn’t include Stephen Colbert, James Corden or Jimmy Kimmel in the poll as we don’t believe NBC would allow a broadcast competitor to emcee its big event.
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Ricky Gervais at 2012 Golden Globes. Credit: REX
Jimmy Fallon at 2011 Emmys. Credit: Matt Baron/BEI/REX
Amy Schumer at 2015 MTV Movie Awards. Credit: Picture Perfect/REX