The Golden Globes have picked their host for 2017.
Globes hosts don’t have as much time — nor the wild budget — to commandeer the stage as Oscars hosts, and yet, for a couple of glorious years, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the reason to watch the ceremony, for once making it something more than a mere display of what around 90 full-and-part-time journalists think is the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television,” or of what a herd of drunk celebrities think of those choices.
And, for a few less glorious years, Ricky Gervais hosted and sobered everyone up through with his at-times unpleasant and occasionally offensive humor, and with the notion of the think-pieces his jokes would catalyze in the ensuing days.
And now, somewhere between those two acts comes the announcement of a… minor disappointment.
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced that Jimmy Fallon will host the 2017 Golden Globes. So, the dude you already see on NBC every night and then on the Internet every day following (due to the virality model of his Tonight Show) will just be a bit more of an innocuous, constant presence for a week in 2017. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, he’ll lip-sync an evening voiced by Poehler and Fey.