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YES! Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Will Host Golden Globes In 2014, 2015
Our awards show prayers have been answered! The Golden Globes, the loosest and booziest major back-slapping event around, will be even more watchable for the next two years: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have agreed to host the 2014 and 2015 broadcasts. So it looks like they must have offended someone—one of Poehler's monologue jokes was, "We want to assure you that we have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight because, as Ricky [Gervais] learned the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times."
NBC's president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy said, "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. We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years." And Theo Kingma, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which holds the awards, said, "We are thrilled Amy and Tina have decided to return as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards for the next two years. Their return ensures that the Golden Globes will once again be the biggest, best and most entertaining awards celebration of the year."
There had been talk of the pair being snatched away to host the Oscars, which is on ABC, but Fey and Poehler have strong ties to NBC, with Poehler on Parks and Recreation (maybe this means NBC can't cancel it until after 2015?) and Fey has a pilot in development. Fey recently discussed hosting award shows with the Hollywood Reporter, saying: "I think the Oscars is just such a bigger task—to sing and dance and do the pre-taped segments and all that stuff."
Here's their monologue from earlier the 2013 awards show—plus some of their jokes:
Tina: “Ricky Gervais could not be here tonight because he is no longer technically in show business.”
Amy: “Kathryn Bigelow’s nominated tonight. I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."
Tina: "The Hunger Games ... is what I call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress."
Amy :"Ang Lee has been nominated for the Life of Pi which is what I'm gonna call the six weeks after I take this dress off."
Tina: “Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in Les Miserables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.”
Tina to Taylor Swift: "Stay away from Michael J. Fox's son!"
Tina to Lena Dunham, who beat Fey and Poehler for Best Actress in a TV Comedy: "Congratulations, Lena. Glad we got you through middle school."
Amy, after Jodie Foster's epic coming-out-though-she-was-out speech: "We're going home with Jodie Foster!"