Jimmy Fallon takes the reins as host of this year's Golden Globe Awards

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06 January 2017

NBC, Sunday, Jan. 8, 8:00 PM ET


By Kellie Freeze

Bye, bye, Ricky. Hello, Jimmy. After Ricky Gervais brought his irreverent insults to last year’s Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has bestowed hosting honors for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on late-night charmer Jimmy Fallon. On Sunday, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning Fallon will take the stage in front of an estimated 18-million-plus viewers during NBC’s live broadcast.

The Golden Globes differs from many other awards by recognizing television and fi lms within a single ceremony. In the television categories, the Globes continues its tradition of recognizing new talent with Best Television Series – Drama nominations for freshman series This Is Us, Westworld, The Crown and Stranger Things, along with perennial powerhouse Game of Thrones.

On the comedy side, FX’s new dark comedy Atlanta has earned nominations for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for its creator and star, Donald Glover. Other nominees in this category are black-ish, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Veep.

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story continues its wealth of accolades with Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta earning acting nominations, along with a nomination for Best Television Limited Series or TV Film.

In the motion picture categories, La La Land leads with seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor and Actress nominations for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and a Best Director nod for Damien Chazelle.

Barry Jenkins’ dramatic Moonlight has found itself with nominations in six categories, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay (the latter two for Jenkins); Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris grabbed nominations in the Supporting Actor and Actress in Any Motion Picture categories.

Meryl Streep will be bestowed with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her contributions to the world of entertainment. Streep is also nominated for Best Actress for her role in the comedy Florence Foster Jenkins. Her fellow category nominees —Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Lily Collins for Rules Don’t Apply, The Edge of Seventeen’s Hailee Steinfeld and La La Land star Emma Stone — may want to practice their ‘graciously defeated’ faces since they’re up against an eight-time Golden Globe winner.
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