Grey’s Anatomy alum Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg will co-host the 76th Golden Globe Awards.
The ceremony will air next month on NBC.
NBC Entertainment’s co-chairmen, Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, said in a statement to the media: “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event.”
Telegdy and Cheeks continued: “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.”
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna touched on the pair’s “undeniable chemistry,” stating: “We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year. Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”
Tatna was likely making reference to the moment when Oh and Samberg presented an award together at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The actors’ funny rapport during the Sept. 17 ceremony earned them widespread praise from critics and fans.
But it remains to be seen whether Oh and Samberg’s charm will help the Golden Globe ceremony’s decline in ratings. When Late Night‘s Seth Meyers hosted the 2018 ceremony, overall viewership dropped by 5 percent compared to 2017’s numbers.
The co-hosts’ careers, however, are on the rise.
Oh has received rave reviews for her performance in BBC America’s Killing Eve, while Samberg just wrapped filming the sixth season of NBC’s popular comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8PM ET on NBC.