Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The announcement comes just a few days after NBC stated they were in talks with the SNL alum to host the 75th year of the award’s ceremony.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said they are “excited” to have Seth Meyers as the host.
Their statement emphasized Meyers’ “innate ability to charm audiences” and claimed they were thrilled to have Seth help them “carry the celebratory tradition” of recognizing some of the best television and film during this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
Meyers isn’t the only SNL alum to host the Award’s ceremony, his former co-hosts and co-workers who also took on the job included people like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Additionally, Ricky Gervais – the co-creator of The Office – hosted the event as well.
This isn’t the first time Meyers will take the stage to give out prestigious honors to the year’s most recognizable talent; he hosted the 2001 ESPY’s and the 2014 Emmys.
The 43-year-old should be able to work the room with ease, considering his previous experience. Seth earned his chops on Saturday Night Live, which he joined in 2001.
His time on the production was fruitful, as Seth was given the task of writing supervisor in 2005 and in January 2006, he became the co-head writer along with Tina Fey and Andrew Steele. In 2004, Seth appealed for the position to co-anchor during the show’s Weekend Update along with Tina Fey, but he lost to Amy Poehler.
After Tina Fey left, Meyers became the head writer for the 2006-2007 season and took on the role of co-anchor with Amy Poehler. When Amy exited the production for good, Meyers took on the Weekend Update by himself for five years – from 2008 until 2013.