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Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Press Trust of India

Los Angeles: TV presenter Seth Meyers has been confirmed to host the Golden Globes Awards in January.

The host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers", is known for his political skits and criticism of US President Donald Trump and his administration.

Meyers succeeds Jimmy Fallon, who hosted this year's ceremony.

President Meher Tatna of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which conducts the awards annually, made the announcement in statement posted on the awards official website.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards", said Tatna.

"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," she added.

The awards were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from 2013-2015, and the due were reported to have been approached once again for the job.

Ricky Gervais had emceed the awards from 2010 to 2012 and once again in 2016.

Meyers, 43, has a previous experience of hosting the 2014 Emmy awards and the infamous 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, in which he poked fun at Trump.

The nominations for the 75th Golden Globes will be announced on December 11, while the ceremony will take place on January 7, 2018.

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