NBC has tapped two of its brightest stars — Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) — to host the Golden Globes kudocast on Jan. 13. They succeed Ricky Gervais who emceed these awards for the last three years running.
Both of these funny ladies could well be among the nominees announced on Dec. 13. Fey won the first two (2007, 2008) of her five consecutive bids for Best TV Musical/Comedy Actress while Poehler contended for that prize last year.
In making the annoucement, peacock net exec Paul Telegdy said, “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’.”
And Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. prexy Aida Takla-O’Reilly said, “The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action. The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
Added executive producers Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman: “It’s exciting to have two of the most respected names in comedy. Amy and Tina’s well known chemistry along with their spontaneity and glamour makes them a perfect fit for the Golden Globes.”
Below, the pair make merry presenting the Comedy Supporting Actor award at the 2008 Emmys.