By Meryl Gottlieb| firstname.lastname@example.org| @buzzlightmeryl
The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on January 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Everyone’s dream has finally come true. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host The Golden Globes ceremonies in 2014 and 2015!!!
“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of Alternative and Late Night Programming, in an article in Entertainment Weekly. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Fey and Poehler first hosted the Globes to much acclaim in 2013. Since then, there has been a campaign to bring them back together again. The 2013 telecast featured a 17 percent increase in viewership from the 2012 broadcast when it earned 19.7 million viewers. It also jumped 28 percent in the 18-49 demo ratings. In other words, it was a major success and not surprisingly so.
The two are hilariously on their own but become a dynamite comedy duo when joining forces, as evident in Saturday Night Live sketches, when they were essentially the only good part about the opening of the 2013 Emmys and their perfect monologue for the 2013 broadcast. Here are my personal favorite jokes from the monologue:
“The Hunger Games was one of the biggest films of the year and also what I call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress,” Fey said.
“Ang Lee’s been nominated for best director for the Life of Pi, which is what I’m going to call the six weeks after I take this dress off,” Poehler replied.
“Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu, and I hear she’s amazing in it,” Poehler said.
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all much more excited about this three-year deal than we were for the three-year deal Ricky Gervais got as Golden Globes host from 2010 to 2012.
The nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes will be announced on December 12 at 8 a.m.
How excited are you for the return of Fey and Poehler as hosts? Let me know @buzzlightmeryl