Seth Meyers is on board to take a closer look at the 2018 Golden Globes.
After speculation last week that he had secured the gig, NBC released a statement Monday announcing the news.
“We are thrilled that Seth Meyers is going to be hosting the Golden Globes this year,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “As he does every night for us in late night, he will be taking a closer look at this year’s best movies and television with his unique brand of wit, intelligence and mischievous humor.”
The twisty thriller “The Sinner” did not receive a lot of buzz when it premiered last summer. Ads featuring Jessica Biel looking forlorn and soaking wet were dark and mysterious, offering few clues as to the story of the limited series.
But “The Sinner” was blessed with heavenly awards news Monday, scoring two marquee Golden Globe nominations, one for best TV movie or limited series and another for Biel as the lead actress, making the show one of the big surprises of the Golden Globe derby.
“The Sinner” will compete against far more high-profile projects, including FX’s “Fargo” and “Feud: Bette and Joan,” HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and Sundance’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” Biel, who also served as an executive producer on “The Sinner,” will face off against Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) and Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette and Joan.”)