Fey and Poehler to host Globes
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are teaming up for the 2013 Golden Globes.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Dick Clark productions and the NBC television network announced that the TV comedy stars have signed on to host the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony after British comedian Ricky Gervais' three-year reign as the show's acerbic emcee.
"The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action," said Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which honours film and TV at the Beverly Hills Hilton ceremony.
The funny lady duo previously starred together in the films Mean Girls and Baby Mama and on Saturday Night Live. They co-hosted the NBC sketch comedy series Weekend Update satiric news segment from 2004 to 2006.
"Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year's festivities is a major coup," said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC. "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."
Poehler's Parks And Recreation is currently in its fifth season on NBC, while Fey's 30 Rock is airing its seventh and final season on the network.