Sunday, July 21, 2024

Golden Globes Finally Pick Mostly Unknown Comedian Jo Koy to Host 2024 Awards on NBC


The Golden Globes have spoken.

Yesterday I told you they still had no host for their 2024 Awards show.

Now, they ‘ve responded by announcing their choice to run the proceedings on January 7th.

The lucky winner is Jo Koy.


He’s a comedian. He is mostly unknown and has never hosted an awards show.

There’s an irony here. For a short time, this year’s Critics Choice host, Chelsea Handler, dated Koy. The Critics Choice Awards are on January 14th.

“I’ve stepped onto a lot of stages around the world in my career, but this one is going to be extra special. I’m so excited to be hosting the Golden Globes this year,” said Koy in a press statement. “This is that moment where I get to make my Filipino family proud. Mahal Kita (Google it)!”

So, is this all good or bad? All you can say is God Bless, we hope it works out. No one else would host the Globes, so at least they got someone!

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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