The 2013 Golden Globes are set to get sassy, smart and funny, with the announcement that two of Hollywood’s funniest ladies will host the awards.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will take over hosting duties from Ricky Gervais at the 70th Golden Globes – making this the first time a female duo host the Golden Globes.
Fey and Poehler have a natural, hilarious, smart, and most importantly, entertaining chemistry.
They have had a long working relationship, working together on television, on Saturday Night Live, and film (Mean Girls and Baby Mama). They have even presented together at awards ceremonys. Here they are presenting at the 2008 Emmy Awards ceremony
According to thehollywoodreporter.com, Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming for NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, “Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup. 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.”
What I love about Fey and Poehler is that they can be funny without being mean. Take Poehler’s idea for the Beauty Pageant send up at the 2011 Emmy’s (which Fey was a ‘contestant’/nominee in) and her participation in Julia Louis Dreyfus’ acceptance speech at this year’s Emmys.
With Fey and Poehler at the helm, I for one, can’t wait for next year’s Golden Globes!
The Golden Globes kick off the 2013 award season on January 13 (live from the Beverly Hilton).