With just 32 days to go before the 2019 Golden Globes Awards, the TV and movie awards have finally locked in a host. Or rather, two.
Killing Eve leading lady Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg will share the duties at the Beverly Hills Hilton in a pairing announced on Wednesday (US time.)
“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of Globes broadcaster NBC Entertainment, said.
Why? They’ll bring “wit, charm and style” to the ceremony, said the statement.
That may not just be classic showbiz hype.
The last time the pair shared a stage they were the breakout presenting stars of this year’s September 17 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Oh, 47, and Samberg, 40, won social media praise for mocking the 2017 Oscars’ La La Land–Moonlight mix up before presenting the trophy for outstanding directing for a comedy series.
Deciding to “speak from the heart”, Oh – who brought her parents along as her dates – ripped up the winner’s envelope and mock panicked, suggesting she and Samberg make up the result.
“The winner is La La Land!” she declared, referencing the biggest schemozzle in Oscars history before piecing the envelope back together with Samberg’s help.
Comedy chops aside, both are old hands when it comes to the Golden Globes.
Oh, coming off a surprise hit in BBC America’s Killing Eve (she was executive producer and star) won a Globe in 2006 for her role in Grey’s Anatomy.
Hailing the news, one fan harked back to Oh’s days as a surgeon in the medical drama:
Former Saturday Night Live performer and writer Samberg has won two, one for performance by an actor and one as producer on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His hosting resume includes a well-received turn at the 2015 Emmys.
As the deadline loomed, the signing up of Oh and Samberg wasn’t necessarily as smooth as their last double act, said reports.
Globes’ partners the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, producers Dick Clark Productions and broadcaster NBC “took quite a while to nail down the duo”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The announcement that they’ll pair up as Globes hosts was greeted with mostly positive reactions on Twitter.
“Best day of my freakin’ life,” said one user. “Dream hosts,” said another.
But not everyone was thrilled. “Please warn us ahead of time how political they are and how much of the show will be we hate Trump,” read one tweet.
“One way ticket to low ratings,” said another, while a third said, “Oh no.”
The nominations for this year’s TV and movies awards will be announced on Thursday (US time.) The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 6, 2019.
“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s President Meher Tatna said.
Both stars have “continually showcased their talents in film and television”, said Ms Tatna, “and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”
Watch the memorable Emmy’s presentation below:
Highlight of the night: Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg presenting an Emmy award pic.twitter.com/uUx5lbVKs1
— Oh San 💚 (@raeyan16) September 18, 2018