Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have said repeatedly that this year’s edition of the Golden Globes would mark their last time as hosts, so who should emcee the 2016 telecast?
With the show airing on NBC, the network’s own talent would seem to be the most likely candidates for hosting duties, and late-night stars Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have both hosted awards shows, including the Emmys, with Meyers even penning material for Fey and Poehler’s Globes gigs. Other stars with hosting experience and NBC connections include Jane Lynch (her Hollywood Game Night has been a solid performer for the network and was renewed for a third season in October), Neil Patrick Harris (who’s set to host a variety show for NBC), Wanda Sykes (who has a first-look deal at NBC’s alternative studio) and Joel McHale, who hosts The Soup on NBC’s sister network E!
But what about another returning star, specifically three-time host Ricky Gervais? Gervais told The Hollywood Reporter last month that he would be interested in hosting the Golden Globes again, saying that he started to enjoy it more and more as the audience realized he was just kidding with his edgy quips.
“By the end, they realized I was just telling jokes: ‘Oh, he’s not trying to ruin our life; he’s just having a laugh,’ ” Gervais said of his run hosting the show. “But I think it was right to stop when I did. But I’d love to do it again one day. It’s a good, fun industry party.”
Kevin Hart hinted he’d be interested in hosting on NBC’s pre-Golden Globes special Sunday night. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’s participated in a few bits with Poehler, including several during the 2014 Golden Globes, was also asked on the NBC preshow if she’d like to take the stage as 2016 emcee.
Then again, there’s always the possibility of bringing in funny veteran hosts like Chris Rock and Jon Stewart. They’ve both hosted the Oscars; would they be interested in emceeing another high-profile awards season shindig?
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