Chris Rock and Other Top Comedic Talent Decline Offers to Host the Golden Globes

He's not the only one!

The Golden Globe Nominations will be announced on Monday morning and the show still doesn’t have a host.

Two-time Oscar host Chris Rock is among those to decline offers to host the January 7 ceremony.

Rock, who was also asked to host the previous Golden Globes, last attended a major award show in 2022 when he was famously slapped at the Oscars by Will Smith for telling a joke that referenced Jada Pinkett Smith’s battle with alopecia. Rock will likely be a nominee at the upcoming ceremony in the new category of best performance in stand-up comedy on television for his Netflix special, “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.”

Other celebrities who declined to host include Ali Wong from the Netflix series “Beef.”

Will Arnett, Sean Hayes and Jason Bateman, who co-host the podcast “SmartLess,” turned down a joint offer to emcee the Globes…

There’s little hope Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who co-hosted the Globes four times to critical acclaim, would return. The two have previously promised they’re done with the gig. Talent turning down the job to host a major awards show is not unusual and certainly is not unique to the Globes. For an up-and-coming comedian, the gig may be the opportunity of a lifetime, but for a seasoned veteran, with all of the preparation and immediate – often negative – feedback, the juice is not worth the squeeze.

 According to a publicist for the Awards show, the hosting gig is a thankless job!