Jerrod Carmichael to host 2023 Golden Globes

Jerrod Carmichael (Credit: Will Heath/NBC)

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has agreed to host the 2023 Golden Globes, organizers announced Thursday.

The ceremony will return to television in January, after NBC suspended its relationship with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which hands out the awards — in 2021 over the group’s lack of diversity.

“We’re so excited to have Jerrod Carmichael host the historic 80th Golden Globe Awards,” Helen Hoehne, president of the HFPA, said in a statement. “His comedic talents have entertained and thrilled audiences while providing thought-provoking moments that are so important in the times we live.”

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Last year’s ceremony was not televised after a February 2021 Los Angeles Times report revealed the HFPA, a small group of international journalists, didn’t have a single Black member.

The HFPA had faced criticism in the past for lacking diversity, but the Times report said nothing had changed. The article noted Black journalists who applied to join the group were denied membership. It also accused the HFPA of questionable ethics and shady business dealings.

Following a threat by more than 100 top Hollywood publicity firms to prevent stars from attending HFPA events, the then 87-member group vowed to make changes.

In September 2022, the HFPA announced it added 103 new voters. “The new voters are composed of 22.3% Latinx, 13.6% Black, 11.7% Asian, 10.7% Middle Eastern, and 41.7% White, with 58.3% self-identifying as ethnically diverse,” the group said.

HFPA board members also ousted former president Philip Berk, following the leak of an email he sent out calling Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement.”

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Once the HFPA made noticeable changes, NBC said it would resume airing the Globes in 2023.

Carmichael rose to prominence after he co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred in his semi-biographical NBC series, The Carmichael Show, which aired from 2015 -2017. The sitcom addressed the Black Lives Matter movement, gun rights, LGBT issues, and inclusion in politics.

The comedians’s latest standup special, Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel, was filmed in February 2022 in New York City and debuted April 1 on HBO Max.

Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards will be announced on Monday, Dec. 12.

The Golden Globes will air live coast-to-coast on NBC and Peacock on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.