Who Should Host The Golden Globes In 2019?

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As the host of 2018's Golden Globes, Seth Meyers did a good thing during a hard time. This past year's Globes, which aired in early January, were the first major awards show following the watershed toppling of producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017 and other male predators in entertainment and beyond. “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen,” Meyers began his monologue, immediately tipping his hat to the hulking elephant in the room.
The #MeToo movement has continued to evolve since that ceremony; as allegations against new offenders continue to unfurl (with varying consequences), the dialogue has become more nuanced and sometimes unpredictable. The person who hosts the show in 2019 will address, in some ways, a different industry. As Patricia Clarkson told Vulture, “I feel a tectonic shift has taken place in Hollywood for the first time.”
So, if Meyers made it through the awkward transition period, which host can best speak to this Hollywood? Hint: Not Ricky Gervais, who hosted three consecutive years (2010-2012) following over a decade of host-less ceremonies. And probably not Kevin Hart, who's just been announced as the host of the Oscars. Since the Golden Globes has yet to announce a host for its upcoming show, we’ve gathered our dream options. Following their stint at the 2018 Oscars, our first choice should be pretty obvious.
Update: As of last evening, know who will host the Golden Globes — Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. In case the HFPA ever needs free ideas, they're here.
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Maya Rudolph & Tiffany Haddish

You might not remember much from the 2018 Oscars, but you probably remember this: Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish on stage, heels in hand, having a good ‘ol laugh. This duo made the Oscars seem as fun as the Golden Globes. After performing that impressive feat, hosting the far more jovial (and boozy) Golden Globes would be a cinch.
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Or, just Tiffany Haddish

Award shows have been trying to solve the growing and undeniable “award show problem” for years. Quick way to send a jolt of energy through the tired format? Turn Tiffany Haddish into an emcee. Part of what makes Haddish so captivating is her unpredictability. That quality, when combined with live television, can create thrilling results. Aside from sports and live musicals (thank you, Jesus Christ Superstar), award shows are one of the few remaining pop culture moments consumed simultaneously. Sure, people tune in to see what will win. But people also tune in to see what will happen — like Oscars mix-ups or proposals. And with Haddish as the host, something is bound to happen.
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John Mulaney

Here is a fact: Many millennials would rather watch a John Mulaney stand-up special than the Golden Globes. So, to solve another award show problem, have Mulaney tell some original jokes at the start of the Golden Globes, and in doing so convince the youth to stay for the rest.
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Crazy Rich Asians. Ocean’s 8. Name a summer ensemble movie that Awkwafina didn’t steal in 2018. We’re waiting. Let her steal the Golden Globes, too.
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Kate McKinnon

The SNL duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reigned over the Golden Globes for three years. Time to pass the torch to their spiritual successor, the chameleonic Kate McKinnon. McKinnon could also host with one of her talented colleagues, like Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Sasheer Zamata. Actually, that brings us to...
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The Women of SNL

Break all the rules and have a group host the Golden Globes. Presenters often try to pull of "skits" before opening the envelopes. Let the skit pros take over.
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Samantha Bee

To be honest, Samantha Bee would have been the perfect choice to host last year’s Golden Globes. She could have addressed Hollywood's changing landscape with biting frankness. Now's the Golden Globes' chance to make up for that oversight.
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Leslie Jones

If Leslie Jones (yet another SNL standout) hosts the Golden Globes as well as she live-tweets the Olympics, we’re in. Jones is a paragon for unbridled enthusiasm and earnestness. Her excitement is infectious.
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Trevor Noah

As host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah already handles the political circus circus with charm and wit. Handling Hollywood's would be a cinch.
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Kristen Bell

Earlier this year, Kristen Bell made history as the first-ever SAG Awards host. As host, she proved to be witty, likable, and adept at keeping things moving along — all essential qualities in an award show host. Give her another chance this year, and the Globes will be a Very Good Place.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

In January, Lin-Manuel Miranda will be be riding the wave of Mary Poppins Returns' December release. With that momentum powering his creative energy, he could probably freestyle the entire ceremony. Show us how to say no to that.
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Seth Meyers

The Golden Globes is known to have hosts reprise the gig. Ricky Gervais hosted for three consecutive years, as did Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Given the precedent, Seth Meyers would be a safe (but solid) choice.
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Ellen DeGeneres

Having hosted the Academy Awards, the Grammys and the Emmys, Ellen DeGeneres is an awards show veteran. She's also handled particularly tough awards shows. DeGeneres helmed the Emmys in 2001, which had been postponed twice after 9/11. She hosted the Emmys again in 2005, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, balancing humor and poignancy in trying times. This is just to say, the Golden Globes should be so lucky.
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Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson

Broad City is off the air, but we can get a little bit of it back if Abbi and Ilana host.
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No one?

The Golden Globes was host-less for much of its history. Maybe the Golden Globes can feature a stellar slate of presenters instead of relying on one host.

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