Golden Globe Awards: Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg named as hosts for 2019 ceremony


Canadian actress Sandra Oh and US comedian Andy Samberg have been named as the hosts of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the organisers have announced.

The pair, who recently presented a prize at the Emmy awards, will the making their debut as hosts for the ceremony, which is due to take place at the Beverly Hills Hilton on January 6. Nominations for the awards, which honour the film the television industries, will be announced on Thursday.

“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.

They added: “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”

The 47-year-old Oh, and Samberg, 40, “won praise for their chemistry” presenting at this year’s Emmy awards, according to Variety. Oh is probably best known best known for her role in the long-running television hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy and is now starring in Killing Eve, the British-made drama that was commissioned for BBC America.

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Samberg, an actor and comedian, is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live, and won a Golden Globe himself in 2014 for the television comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have Sandra and Andy co-hosting the Golden Globes,” said Mike Mahan, executive producer and CEO of Dick Clark Productions.

“This innovative pairing sets the perfect tone for the most entertaining awards celebration of the year.”

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