Jo Koy, a stand-up comedian with six Netflix specials, is set to host the 81st Golden Globe Awards.

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Despite not being a household name, Koy is excited about fulfilling his childhood dream of hosting a major awards show.

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Koy acknowledges the inspiration he drew from past hosts like Bob Hope, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ricky Gervais, and Tina Fey.

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The 2021 diversity scandal led to changes in the Golden Globes, turning it into a for-profit entity and establishing a new deal with CBS.

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Koy, of Filipino descent, often humorously explores cultural differences in his comedy.

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Expressing gratitude for the hosting opportunity, Koy sees it as a significant boost for a comedian's career.

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He embraces the informal nature of the Golden Globes, appreciating its contrast to the heightened glamor of the Oscars.

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He acknowledges the challenges Hollywood faced during the pandemic and strikes but is optimistic about the industry's resurgence.

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Koy humorously addresses the $500,000 gift bags for presenters, questioning whether celebrities truly need all the extravagant items.

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He highlights the Beverly Hilton venue's less formal setting compared to grand theaters, contributing to the Golden Globes' charm.

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Koy expresses a desire to meet Steven Spielberg at the event, citing Spielberg's role in producing "Easter Sunday," a 2022 comedy starring Koy.

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As a fan of Spielberg's work, Koy mentions childhood favorites like "Goonies," "Hook," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

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Koy jokingly warns Spielberg of an impending bear hug when they meet at the Golden Globes.

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