Announced Monday, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the 70th Golden Globes in 2013. This doesn’t come as much of a shock, considering the two are both well-known NBC stars, and the Golden Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, along with NBC and the Dick Clark Association.
Fey and Poehler have worked together for many years, first on Saturday Night Live and then on 2008’s Baby Mama, which featured Fey as a successful and single business woman, and Poehler as the woman she hires to act as her surrogate mother. The film opened at #1 in the box office, and was awarded 3 stars.
On both television and the big screen, it is clear this comedic female duo has what it takes to bring in a wide range of viewers, with big followings among women. This is a large difference compared to the Oscar’s pick of Seth MacFarlane, who brings in a largely male following, to host their 2013 award show.
Fey and Poehler both currently work on their own NBC projects—Fey as creator, head writer and star of 30 Rock and Poehler as producer and lead actress of Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation premiered in 2009, whereas 30 Rock’s pilot episode aired in 2006 and is currently on its seventh and final season.
The award show presents awards to multiple Film and Television categories, including Best Motion Picture (Drama, Comedy or Musical), Best Actor and Actress(Drama, Comedy or Musical), Best Screenplay, Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series and Best Mini-Series. Last year’s winners for the previous categories were as follows: The Descendants (Drama), The Artist (Comedy or Musical), George Clooney (Drama), Meryl Streep (Drama), Jean Dujardin (Comedy or Musical), Michelle Williams (Comedy or Musical), Midnight in Paris, Homeland, Modern Family and Downtown Abbey.
The Golden Globes will air at 8 p.m. on January 13, with ballots being sent out to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on December 24. The awards show will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cali., where they have been held since 1961.
By Taylor Zimmerman