James Corden from The Late Late Show will host this year’s Grammy Awards which will be his second time. This year, he’s ready to host the awards ceremony, and he’ll do it “quickly.”
2018’s ceremony will be 3.5 hours long, and James is committed to “try and do it all a bit quicker,” because three and a half hours is already long enough.
James said while speaking with E! News that the most important part of hosting the show is to “play the show,” and it’s not merely about the host. It’s about the people performing and taking home awards.
Reportedly, the Grammy’s this year is at the Madison Square Garden which makes it the first time in 15 years to take place in New York.
Last year, James hosted the prestigious event in Los Angeles: its hometown. James joked that it’s “certainly colder” and there’s no denying that fact, referencing the recent cold wave in New York and other eastern cities.
However, despite the weather, he thinks “it’s going to be great,” and he’s never been to the Madison Square Garden before so he’s beyond thrilled. Corden admitted he was blown away by the history of the building.
He said, “to bring the Grammys to New York for the first time in 15 years,” is truly astonishing. To be lucky enough to host it is beyond belief.
Corden conceded that if he were to tell his 12-year-old self that he would host the Grammy’s at the Madison Square Garden, his “head would explode.” This year will be a special ceremony on account of the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up initiative: an effort to end gender discrimination in Hollywood and the entertainment industry at large.