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Golden Globes, Accused of Lack of Diversity, Choose First Black Host with Comic Jerrod Carmichael


Well, this should be fun.

The Golden Globes have chosen a host for their show next month and it’s Jerrod Carmichael.

Carmichael is both Black and gay, which covers a couple of bases for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after a long public struggle over diversity and inclusion.

Carmichael took home an Emmy Award in September for the writing of his critically acclaimed comedy special, “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel,” and earned an Emmy nomination for hosting on Saturday Night Live.”

The main thing is, he’s funny. And endearing. I don’t know what kind of ratings he’ll get, but that’s the point. It’s a good choice, and sets the tone for what everyone hopes will be a good evening.

The Globes air on NBC on Tuesday, January 10th live everywhere beginning at 8pm, kicking off awards season. Next up will be the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, January 15th on the CW Network with Chelsea Handler as host.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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