Jimmy Fallon will host the Golden Globes next year, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt announced at the Television Critics Association fall previews in Beverly Hills Tuesday.

"We're thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of the 74th Annual Golden Globes," Greenblatt said. "This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy's playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host to enhance and elevate the sense of fun and irreverence that's made the Golden Globes one of the premier events of the entire broadcast year."

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Fallon follows previous host Ricky Gervais, who returned in 2016 to host the ceremony after a three-year run that ended in 2013.

NBC will broadcast the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at 8 ET/5 PT.