Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Two-time Globes-winning comedy actress, Tina Fey, and a Globes nominee, Amy Poehler, will host the 70th annual Golden Globes, airing live on NBC Jan 13th from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The announcement was made by Globes organizers: the Hollywood Foreign Press, NBC and Dick Clark’s productions, who were thrilled to have the two comedians on board.

“Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” said NBC’s Paul Telegdy.  “Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in ‘Baby Mama.’”

Fey is executive producer, head writer and star of NBC comedy hit show 30 Rock, which was nominated for a record 22 Emmy awards and won 3. In addition to collecting 2 Globes, Fey’s performance in the show has earned her an Emmy and 3 SAG awards. She has also won an Emmy and two Writers Guild awards for her writing on Saturday Night Live, which she had worked on for 9 seasons before she created 30 Rock.

Poehler produces and stars in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, for which she gained a Golden Globes nomination last year and 3 Emmy nominations for acting and one for writing. She has previously co starred with Fey in Saturday Night Live and in the films Mean Girls and Baby Mama.

The event had been presented without host until 3 years ago, when British Comedian Ricky Gervais took to the stage and unleashed his uncompromising comedy, rattling Hollywood and offending its stars. In spite of his controversial delivery, Gervais was rehired to host the Globes for additional two years.

The Golden Globe Awards, which span both television and motion picture achievements, are voted for by The Hollywood Foreign Press 81 members and will air on January 13, reaching more than 192 countries. Last year, the show drew 17 million viewers and earned an Emmy nomination.

The 85th annual Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, is to be held on February 24, but unlike previous years, when its nominations were revealed one week after the Globes, this year they will be announced on Jan 10th, three days before the Globes ceremony.

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