It seems Seth Meyers may have an exciting new gig! The late-night TV star is reportedly in talks to host the 2018 Golden Globes and is very close to finalizing a deal, Variety reported on Monday, Nov. 20. This would be the 43-year-old comedian’s first Golden Globes hosting appearance, although he’s hosted the 2014 Emmys and the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner in the past.
According to the news outlet, Seth was approached about the gig early on but didn’t actually commit until the past few days. The award show premieres on Sunday, Jan. 7, and we can’t think of a better person to fill the important onstage role! He wasn’t the only one who was approached to host. Apparently, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ricky Gervais, and Tiffany Haddish turned down the job prior.
Seth hosting the Emmys.
The prestigious award show was hosted by The Tonight Show star Jimmy Fallon last year. “We’ve found the best possible host to make the evening really memorable and that’s Jimmy Fallon,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said at the time. “I know he will bring his unique energy and wit to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is thrilled and we’re thrilled as well that he wanted to do it this year.”
Variety says it’s been difficult to name a big talent host for the show (the Golden Globes didn’t have big name hosts until 2009) because “the commitment is significant and the returns for an established personality can be limited.” However, Seth has boosted his Late Night With Seth Meyers ratings this year following his constant criticism of President Donald Trump and his administration.
Seth has hosted his late-night talk show since 2014 and was previously on Saturday Night Live from 2006 until 2014. Here’s hoping we’ll get to see him at the Golden Globes this year!