Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to co-host 2019 Golden Globe Awards


FILE PHOTO: Actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California February 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Canadian actress Sandra Oh and U.S. comedian Andy Samberg will co-host the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in January, organizers said on Wednesday.

The two celebrities will be first-time hosts for the Golden Globes, which honor television and film. Nominations for the awards will be announced on Thursday and the televised ceremony on NBC will take place in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 6.

The Golden Globes, chosen by members of the small Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are the first major ceremony in Hollywood’s long awards season culminating with the Oscars on Feb. 24.

Oh is best known for her role in the long-running television hospital drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and is now starring in BBC America’s acclaimed “Killing Eve.” Samberg is a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and a Golden Globe winner for television comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Oh and Samberg will “bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Peter Cooney