Jo Koy Makes History Hosting the 81st Golden Globes: A Night of Laughter and Filipino Pride exclusive on Lionsgate Play

1/3/24

Jo Koy Golden Globe Awards

The 81st Golden Globe Awards is set to make history as Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy takes the center stage as the first Filipino host. Known for his infectious energy and relatable humor, Jo Koy is gearing up to kick off Hollywood's award season with a bang. 

Jo Koy, born Joseph Glenn Herbert, has risen to prominence with a series of successful Netflix specials that draw inspiration from his Filipino-American upbringing. His latest achievement includes the groundbreaking film "Easter Sunday," the first major studio movie boasting an all-Filipino cast. As he steps into the role of the Golden Globes host, Koy brings with him a genuine brand of comedy that has made him one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry.

The announcement of Jo Koy as the host has generated immense excitement among fans and the entertainment community. Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to have Jo host the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards and bring his infectious energy and relatable humor to kick off Hollywood’s award season. We know Jo is bringing his A-game.” This marks a significant moment for Filipinos, as they proudly witness one of their own taking center stage in a globally acclaimed event.

In a statement, Jo Koy shared his excitement about hosting the Golden Globes, stating, “I’ve stepped onto a lot of stages around the world in my career, but this one is going to be extra special. I’m so excited to be hosting the Golden Globes this year. This is that moment where I get to make my Filipino family proud. Mahal Kita (Google it)!" Koy's authentic enthusiasm promises a night filled with laughter and cultural pride.

Executive-producing showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner express their confidence in Jo Koy's ability to entertain both the live audience at the Beverly Hilton and viewers worldwide. They assure that Koy's genuine brand of comedy will make this year's show a laugh-out-loud experience from beginning to end.

For Filipino viewers eager to witness Jo Koy's historic moment, the 81st Golden Globe Awards will be exclusively broadcasted live on Lionsgate Play. Set your alarms for January 8, 2024, at 9:00 AM (Philippine Standard Time) to catch the show and be part of this monumental event.

The nominations for the Golden Globes have been unveiled, with Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" leading with nine nods, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and acting nominations for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" closely follows with eight nominations, including Best Picture (Drama) and nominations for notable actors. This year, the Golden Globes introduces two new awards: Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television and Cinematic and Box Office Achievement, adding an exciting twist to the prestigious event.

As Jo Koy prepares to host the 81st Golden Globe Awards, the world eagerly anticipates a night of laughter, recognition, and cultural celebration. This historic moment not only marks a milestone for Jo Koy but also represents a proud moment for Filipinos worldwide. Don't miss the chance to be part of this groundbreaking event; tune in to Lionsgate Play on January 8, 2024, and join the celebration of the best in film and television.