Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globe Awards


Jimmy Fallon will be in charge of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Jimmy will host the three-hour ceremony, which is scheduled to air on January 8, NBC said.

The Tonight Show host has a playful humour that is a good match for the "spontaneous and uninhibited" awards show, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

Jimmy takes over from last year's host, Ricky Gervais, whose biting style of humour brought groans as well as laughs.

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais
2015 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais (Paul Drinkwater/AP)