Meher Tatna, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the annual Golden Globes show, said he was looking forward to seeing the duo's "undeniable chemistry" onstage. In recent years, the Golden Globes has repeatedly succeeded where the Oscars hasn't, largely because of a looser attitude towards the night, and a willingness to bet on the slightly left-of-centre with regards to hosting choices.
While that may seem like a unusual coupling on paper, the duo were a highlight when presenting at the Emmy Awards together in September; an appearance which likely had a role in today's announcement.
Co-producers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Dick Clark Productions, and NBC sure took their sweet time with the announcement, as the 76th annual ceremony takes place on January 6, just 32 days away.
"Sandra and Andy are the flawless choices to host this world-class event", said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment.
Samberg won two Golden Globes in 2014 for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", for best comedy actor and as a producer. The Golden Globes led NBC to the nightlong win in total viewers despite National Football League playoff competition.
The three-hour 76th Golden Gloves ceremony will air live coast to coast on NBC from the Beverly Hills Hotel at 8 PM.
The HFPA changed the title of the honorary position past year from Miss Golden Globe to Golden Globe Ambassador, seeking to make the position more gender-neutral.
Samberg and Oh, who earlier this year became the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for a lead drama actress Emmy, were announced as hosts a day after African-American comedian Kevin Hart was named as a first-time host of the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony.