Jimmy Fallon Will Host the 2017 Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon will be the host of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

The news of Fallon’s upcoming gig was announced by NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt during a presentation at the network’s Television Critics Association summer press tour.

“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of ‘The 74th Annual Golden Globes,” said Greenblatt. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that’s made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year.”

Fallon confirmed the news on his Twitter feed.

The Tonight Show host has previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. Fallon’s Golden Globes ceremony will take place on Jan. 8, 2017 from 8 to 11 p.m. EST on NBC.