Andy Samberg And Sandra Oh To Host The 2019 Golden Globes

Danny Woods
December 6, 2018

It was recently announced that 2019 Golden Globes will be hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, with the news eliciting excitement among social media users.

The Golden Globes are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor the best in television and movies. In recent years, the Golden Globes has repeatedly succeeded where the Oscars hasn't, largely because of a looser attitude towards the night, and a willingness to bet on the slightly left-of-centre with regards to hosting choices.

Samberg won a Golden Globe award for his work on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" in 2014, while Oh received a Golden Globe award in 2006 for her role on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy".

While that may seem like a odd coupling on paper, the duo were a highlight when presenting at the Emmy Awards together in September; an appearance which likely had a role in today's announcement.

Nominations for the awards will be announced on Thursday and the televised ceremony on NBC will take place in Beverly Hills, California, on 6 January.

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"Sandra and Andy are the ideal choices to host this world-class event", Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.

Both Samberg and Oh have had a pretty fantastic year on television in 2018.

The Golden Globes had aired without a host for decades until NBC in 2010 tapped Ricky Gervais for the job.

Oh is coming off a surprise hit in BBC America's Killing Eve, for which she serves as executive producer and star.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also teased that it plans to make a major announcement about the annual ceremony during the nominations press conference. NBC picked it up a few days later.

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