Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to host Golden Globe ceremony

Sergio Cunningham
December 6, 2018

Awards shows have increasingly suffered from waning audiences, but the Globes has an edge on several fronts: it's considered to have a less formal, more freewheeling spirit (since it's staged as a banquet with an open bar), and it's also typically the first out of the gate in the new year.

Sandra Oh, left, and Andy Samberg have been announced as co-hosts for the Golden Globes in 2019.

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg have been announced as hosts of the 2019 Golden Globes.

Samberg is a former Saturday Night Live, cast member and a previous Golden Globe victor for television comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Last year, freshmen series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies took home the honors of Best Comedy Series, Best Drama Series and Best Miniseries, respectively. Add Golden Globes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Golden Globes news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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'Sandra and Andy are the flawless choices to host this world-class event, ' Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.

"We're excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood's Party of the Year", Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Meher Tatna, said in press release Wednesday.

The two celebrities will be first-time hosts for the Golden Globes, which honour both television and film. "This innovative pairing sets the flawless tone for the most entertaining awards celebration of the year". Samberg has been starring in the ever-wonderful Brooklyn Nine-Nine since 2013, but this year saw the sitcom canceled by Fox, only to be brought back to life for a sixth season by NBC, which also airs the Golden Globes.

Discover your new favorite show: Watch This Now! His cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" makes its NBC premiere - after five seasons on Fox - on January 10, just four days after the Globes.

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