Chris Rock Bows Out of 2024 Golden Globes Hosting Gig Post-Oscars Incident

Facing a potential hosting dilemma, the 2024 Golden Globes finds itself without a master of ceremonies as luminaries such as Chris Rock and the comedic ensemble of the “Smartless” podcast — Will Arnett, Sean Hayes, and Jason Bateman — have declined to take the reins. In the wake of the Oscar night controversy, Rock’s refusal to host isn’t unexpected.

Ali Wong, with her renowned candid comedy, has also turned down the offer. The “Smartless” trio, despite their rapport and comedic prowess, chose not to step into the hosting spotlight.

Amidst a backdrop of diminishing viewership and mounting criticism, including ethical questions and diversity issues within the HFPA, the once-glamorous Golden Globes has seen a growing exodus of talent and industry support.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, despite their previous four-time run as beloved hosts of the Golden Globes, are unlikely to return to the stage. A source in their circle has conveyed to CNN their stance on hosting again, with a definitive, “They’re done.”

Insiders suggest a range of factors behind the spate of declines from high-profile talents. The role, often seen as a double-edged sword, involves intense commitment, high-stakes performance demands, and the ever-looming risk of bad press. Additionally, the complex interplay of satisfying both the HFPA and an exacting Hollywood audience adds a layer of “politics” that many prefer to avoid.

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