After seeing their fun chemistry presenting at the Emmy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to take a risk by asking Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to host the 2019 Golden Globes. While Samberg had experience before thanks to his gig overseeing the 2015 Emmys, this was Oh’s first time at bat. So how did they do as first-time Golden Globes hosts? Did Oh and Samberg knock your socks off, or were they just “meh”? Vote now in our poll below.
Some of their monologue jokes that had the audience of the Beverly Hilton rolling on the floor included jabs at the lack of an Oscars host, Bradley Cooper‘s hotness and Michael B. Jordan‘s buffness. Oh and Samberg decided to deconstruct the normal Ricky Gervais-style method of taking down celebrities by instead empowering them and making them feel good.
Both stars are former Golden Globe winners, which made them perfect choices to host the annual drunken gala as they were already in the club. Oh prevailed in 2006 for her supporting role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” while Samberg took home the trophy in 2014 for his leading role on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
Heading into Sunday’s ceremony, Oh was nominated for her latest role on BBC America’s “Killing Eve” for which she plays MI5 officer Eve Polastri, who’s hot on the trail of assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). In her category of Best TV Drama Actress, she faced stiff competition from the likes of Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”), Keri Russell (“The Americans”), Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) and last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Samberg returns to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on January 10, airing for the first time on NBC after Fox cancelled it last year.
While the Golden Globes went host-less for many decades, in 2010 the HFPA started a new trend of hiring ceremony ringleaders each year. Ricky Gervais starred in 2010-12 and again in 2016, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted together in 2013-15, Jimmy Fallon oversaw the 2017 ceremony, and Seth Meyers presented the 2018 kudos. How did Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg do hosting the 2019 Golden Globes?