Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host 2013 Golden Globe awards
TINA Fey and fellow actress Amy Poehler will host next year's Golden Globes awards ceremony, replacing British star Ricky Gervais.
Tina Fey, creator and star of TV show 30 Rock, and her former Saturday Night Live and Baby Mama collaborator Amy Poehler have been announced as hosts for the 70th Golden Globes ceremony on January 13, 2013.
Controversial British comedian Ricky Gervais will not be returning to host the annual film and TV awards. Gervais, who attracted plenty of publicity and criticism for his one-liners about the attending celebrities including Jodie Foster and Justin Bieber, has hosted for the last three years but insisted that he would not return for a fourth stint.
Gervais, the British creator of the TV series The Office, was the first person to host the Golden Globes ceremony since 1995. In the interim, the live, televised show went without a formal host and used presenters to introduce the various awards.
Fey and Poehler are close friends who met in 1993 when they were both studying improv. They hosted last month's Emmys and proved so popular that they have now been handed the Golden Globes gig.
"The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action," said Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which honors film and TV at the Beverly Hills Hilton ceremony.
The Golden Globes nominations will be announced on January 13, with the ceremony taking place on February 24. They will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The 85th Academy Award nominations have been moved forward to January 10, just three days before the Globes.
Rachel Ward Telegraph.co.uk