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Jimmy Fallon set to host 2017 Golden Globe Awards 
In this Jan. 12, 2014 file photo, Jimmy Fallon poses in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)
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Jimmy Fallon will be in charge of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Fallon will host the three-hour ceremony that's scheduled to air Jan. 8 on NBC, the network said Tuesday.

Fallon, host of NBC's "Tonight Show," has a playful humor that's a good match for the "spontaneous and uninhibited" awards show, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said.

Fallon takes over from last year's host, Ricky Gervais, whose biting style of humor brought groans as well as laughs.