Whether this year will return the Globes to their more lighthearted celebrations will rest partly with its unexpected pairing of Andy Samberg and "Killing Eve" star Sandra Oh, who on Thursday was nominated for best actress in a TV series drama.
Ever since the news was reported, fans have been expressing their excitement on Twitter.
It was a very good day at the Golden Globes for FX and Amazon, a good day for BBC America and Showtime - and a fair day for HBO and Netflix.
"Sandra and Andy are the ideal choices to host this world-class event", said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, the co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment.
She will face off against The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss, whose co-star in the hit Hulu series, Yvonne Strahovski, is nominated for best supporting actress. That proved to be true this year when the nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning.
"Black Panther" is looking like the answer to Hollywood's prayers as the industry embarks on awards season, adding blockbuster sizzle to an annual ritual that has been reluctant to acknowledge its costume-clad box-office stars. If she takes home the trophy, she'll be the first singer to win Best Actress in a Drama, which is quite a feat. The real thrill for FX was that its transgender drama "Pose" won nominations for best drama series and its sensational star, Billy Porter, who had more quotable lines of dialogue than any actor in any TV show this year.
Samberg is a former Saturday Night Live, cast member and a previous Golden Globe victor for television comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And Samberg is no stranger to hosting award ceremonies: He also emceed the Emmys back in 2015. "It's sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night".
The Golden Globes had aired without a host for decades until NBC in 2010 tapped Ricky Gervais for the job.
The ratings for last January's broadcast, hosted by Seth Meyers and graced with an impassioned speech by Oprah Winfrey, dipped 5 per cent with approximately 19 million viewers. The HFPA loves to anoint new shows, but this year, Barry is the only new comedy that really blew the doors off. Kidding is a great Jim Carrey performance trapped in uneven execution, and The Kominsky Method is merely okay, and if it didn't star Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas we wouldn't even be talking about it. NBC picked it up a few days later.