Update: Seth Meyers Will Host the 2018 Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes aren’t ready to go hostless just yet. Despite rumors that the awards gala might just let stars file through and read teleprompters while looking beautiful, Seth Meyers is close to being announced as the emcee for the ceremony, which will take place on January 7. He will surely bring more topical jokes than Jimmy Fallon did last year, and will likely make fewer digs at Hollywood and the wealthy elite than Ricky Gervais. In an ideal world he would prove a truly magnanimous host by getting Amy Poehler and Tina Fey back on the program for a special awards-themed edition of “Really!?!”

Update, November 23: HFPA president Meher Tatna has confirmed that Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globes, via a statement in Entertainment Weekly. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” Tatna said. “With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the Party of the Year.”

Seth Meyers Is Your 2018 Golden Globes Host