Meyers announced the news on Thursday, November 23, during the Thanksgiving episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, alongside his parents, Larry and Hilary Meyers, and his brother Josh, who were his guests on the show. "With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognising the best in television and film at the Party of the Year", said Meher Tatna, President of HFPA, on the website.
"A couple years ago on this show, we announced that we were having Ashe", Meyers said of when he and his wife Alexi Ashe, 33, were pregnant with their first son.
Seth's mom told the story of when he called her to give her the good news.
Meyers isn't the only SNL alum to host the Award's ceremony, his former co-hosts and co-workers who also took on the job included people like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
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Rani Mukerji said she stood by Bhansali: "He knows that I back him, love him". It's not clear if the note is against or in support of the film.
Meyers' previous hosting duties have included the 2010 ESPYs and the 2014 Primetime Emmys, as well as the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, in which he skewered then reality-host Donald Trump. Fey is now undergoing her second round of chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. The event will be broadcasted live on NBC on January 7 at 8 p.m. EST.
HFPA will announce 2017 Golden Globe nominees on December 11.