“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Wednesday. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”
Oh and Samberg, who did a bit while presenting Best Comedy Directing at the Emmys, are both Golden Globe winners themselves; Oh won for her supporting turn in 2006 for “Grey’s Anatomy” and Samberg won Best TV Comedy/Musical Actor in 2014 for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which also won Best Comedy/Musical Series that year. Oh is in contention this year for her BBC America hit “Killing Eve,” which earned her a Best Drama Actress Emmy nomination, making her the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated in the category.
“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna said. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”
Added Mike Mahan, executive producer and CEO, dick clark productions. “This innovative pairing sets the perfect tone for the most entertaining awards celebration of the year.”
The Golden Globes have rarely relied on co-hosts. John Forsythe and Julie Walters emceed in 1984 while John Larroquette and Janine Turner presided over the 1995 show. Eighteen years later, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted for three consecutive years, 2013-15. Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have hosted the past three ceremonies, respectively.
Forsythe and Walters both won when they hosted; he for TV’s “Dynasty” and she for the movie “Educating Rita.” And it was during the 2014 show that Poehler won Best TV Comedy/Musical Actress for “Parks and Recreation,” so that hosting luck might just transfer over to Oh. She’s currently in first place in our Best TV Drama Actress odds, and a victory would also make her the first Asian performer, male or female, to win multiple Globes.
Nominations will be announced Thursday at 8:05 a.m. ET / 5:05 a.m. PT. The 76th Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Golden Globe contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Golden Globe predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on Dec. 6.