If you’ve read Tina Fey’s Bossypants (which I sincerely hope you have), you know that there are few people Tina Fey admires and loves more than Amy Poehler. Tina is very open about her girl-crush on all things Poehler. I’ve never really heard Amy go on and on about how she feels about Tina, but I assume that the feeling is mutual. These two ladies love each other. And when they are together, magic happens! So I can’t believe it’s taken this long for some event organizer or producer to say, “Huh, we should get Tina and Amy to co-host this event.” Which is what just happened – Tina and Amy will co-host the 2013 Golden Globes! HUZZAH.
Seth who? A couple of weeks after the Oscars landed MacFarlane, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has managed to top the Academy’s unconventional pick, booking two majorly funny stars for their show’s 2013 ceremony: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
HFPA’s president, Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly (along with dick clark productions and NBC) announced Monday that the actresses (and former Saturday Night Live costars) will co-host coverage of this year’s Golden Globes, airing Sunday, January 13.
“The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action,” Takla-O’Reilly shared. “The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
“Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” Paul Telegdy, President of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Late Night Programming, added.
“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.”
I think this is smart, especially after two years of Ricky Gervais’s hit-or-miss act. In 2011, Gervais was kind of over-the-top and vicious (even Robert Downey Jr. thought so), and then when Ricky returned earlier this year, he made a big deal about how he was still going to be ballsy and offensive, and it turned out to be one of his meeker performances. I trust that Amy and Tina will be able to find a nice balance between snarking on the celebrities in the audience and celebrating Hollywood. Now I kind of hope George Clooney will turn up… just because… OMG the jokes.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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