Poehler, Fey to host next Golden Globes

Comediennes Amy Poehler (left) and Tina Fey (right) have hosted the Golden Globes thrice.
Comediennes Amy Poehler (left) and Tina Fey (right) have hosted the Golden Globes thrice. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

PASADENA • Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony next year.

Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics' meeting last Saturday, just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Gervais as host.

"There are no two funnier people anywhere," said Poehler, who introduced herself with the name of an NBC publicist who was to have opened the network's day-long presentation about its programming.

A tongue-in-cheek Poehler said the network was glad the pair had found time in their busy schedules to take on the Globes. They have hosted three times before.

At last Sunday's ceremony, Gervais' snarky jokes in his fifth turn as host received mixed reviews and reactions from the celebrity audience. Poehler and Fey had previously earned a warmer reception for their comedic approach.

Gervais repeatedly said during the ceremony it was the last time he intended to emcee.

A total of 18.3 million viewers tuned in, a small drop over the 18.6 million who watched last year's ceremony co-hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

"There's no denying that Tina and Amy's comedic chemistry is infectious," said Mr Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the TV and movie awards. "We can't wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage."

Poehler joked that she could not wait to present the best film award to the video, Puppy Dog Bouncing In The Box Like This.

 
 

NBC is keeping her busy: The network announced last Saturday it is renewing the craft show Making It, hosted and produced by Poehler and Nick Offerman, who are former castmates of sitcom Parks And Recreation.

NBC said the date for next year's Golden Globes would be announced later.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Poehler, Fey to host next Golden Globes'. Print Edition | Subscribe