LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jerrod Carmichael will host subsequent month’s Golden Globe Awards, presiding over a boozy celebration of TV and movie that’s making an attempt to make a comeback after being knocked off the air by scandal.
Carmichael, who received an Emmy this yr for his intimate HBO particular “Rothaniel,” would be the uncommon Black emcee for a ceremony that has been criticized for years for snubbing Black-led tasks and performances.
Thursday’s announcement comes roughly a month earlier than the Jan. 12 ceremony on the Beverly Hilton.
NBC refused to air the 2022 ceremony to permit the Globes and their guardian group, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, to make modifications after a harmful 2021 Los Angeles Times investigation revealed its inside workings, together with that it had no Black members since at the least 2002.
The Globes have since diversified its membership and NBC has reinstated its telecast, however it stays to be seen how its televised return can be obtained. Nominations for the ceremony can be introduced Monday.
“Jerrod is the particular type of expertise this present requires to kick off the awards season,” HFPA President Helen Hoehne mentioned in an announcement.
Carmichael received an Emmy Award in September for writing “Rothaniel,” a stand-up particular wherein he reveled that he’s homosexual.
The Globes have usually gone with out hosts, however starting in 2010. It tapped the comedic abilities of Ricky Gervais, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and others to emcee the present and roast its attendees, with frequent ribbing of the HFPA included.
Louis Gossett Jr. was considered one of three hosts in 1993, and “Access Hollywood” host Shaun Robinson shared internet hosting duties in 2007.
Carmichael can even be the uncommon solo host. Gervais, who hosted alone 5 instances, and Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are the one different solo hosts since NBC began broadcasting the present in 1995.