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!