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 gained an Emmy this 12 months 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 initiatives and performances.
Thursday’s announcement comes roughly a month earlier than the Jan. 10 ceremony on the Beverly Hilton.
NBC refused to air the 2022 ceremony to permit the Globes and their mother or father group, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, to make adjustments after a harmful 2021 Los Angeles Times investigation revealed its inside workings, together with that it had no Black members since no less than 2002.
The Globes have since diversified its membership and NBC has reinstated its telecast, however it stays to be seen how its televised return will likely be obtained. Nominations for the ceremony will likely be introduced Monday.
“Jerrod is the particular sort of expertise this present requires to kick off the awards season,” HFPA President Helen Hoehne mentioned in a press release.
Carmichael gained an Emmy Award in September for writing “Rothaniel,” a stand-up particular through which he reveled that he’s homosexual.
The Globes have usually gone with out hosts, however starting in 2010, it tapped the comedic skills 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 one in every of three hosts in 1993, and “Access Hollywood” host Shaun Robinson shared internet hosting duties in 2007.
Carmichael will even be the uncommon solo host. Gervais, who hosted alone 5 occasions, and Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are the one different solo hosts since NBC began broadcasting the present in 1995.
NBC introduced on Monday that it’s going to not air the 2022 Golden Globes telecast.