Jimmy Fallon may have nearly three years under his belt as host of "The Tonight Show," but hosting an award show is a different beast. And while Fallon has previous experience hosting the 2010 Emmy Awards, he's never had to follow the biting humor of a Ricky Gervais nor will he be able to duplicate the winning chemistry of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Here's a look at the big shoes Fallon is looking to fill.
Ricky Gervais, 2010-12, 2016
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Gervais had a particularly biting tone at last year’s awards show, including jabs at Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby. His blunt and off-the-cuff attitude throughout the show lead to mixed reviews that saw his performance as overwhelmingly awkward, with a few glimpses of humor.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, 2013-15
The best comedic women duo chose not to renew their three-year hosting contract, but received widespread praise for their playful tone throughout their hosting run. Their upbeat humor, a combination of pointing out gender inequality and George Clooney jokes, garnered winning reviews about the duo.
Jimmy Fallon - 2017
So what will Fallon bring to the table? Possibly some “thank you notes,” some shout outs and, if we’re lucky, maybe even original Jimmy musical performance.
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