Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes
By April MacIntyre Oct 16, 2012, 4:22 GMT
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The Globes are going to be hosted by the funny ladies this year.
Golden Globe winner Tina Fey (NBC’s “30 Rock”) and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) will host NBC’s exclusive coverage of “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” that will be broadcast live coast-to-coast on Sunday, January 13 from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The announcement was made today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, Dick Clark productions and NBC.
“Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “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.'”
“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. “The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
Executive producers of the special Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman of dick clark productions jointly stated, "It’s exciting to have two of the most respected names in comedy. Amy and Tina’s well known chemistry along with their spontaneity and glamour makes them a perfect fit for the Golden Globes."
Fey has an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. “30 Rock” premiered on October 4 and as it begins its final and seventh season.
Prior to creating "30 Rock," Fey had nine seasons on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with roles as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment. Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on "Saturday Night Live" and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-09 season of “SNL.”
Fey next stars in Focus Features’ “Admission,” co-starring Paul Rudd and directed by Paul Weitz. “Admission” will be in theaters in 2013.
Poehler has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents. Poehler currently produces and stars in the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation" from executive producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur ("The Office"). She plays Leslie Knope, an optimistic and over-achieving mid-level bureaucrat and Deputy Director in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The role has earned her three Emmy nominations for acting and one for writing, and a Golden Globe nomination this past year. She also recently announced that she is executive producing a new pilot for Comedy Central called “Broad City.”
In addition, Poehler’s online series, "Smart Girls at the Party" (http://www.smartgirlsattheparty.com), launched a dedicated channel on YouTube this past summer. She serves as producer and host of the series that showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.
Poehler shot to stardom starring for eight seasons on "Saturday Night Live."
Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the famed sketch/improv troupe of which she is a founding member. UCB is currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in both New York City and Los Angeles. She continues to perform regularly with the UCB’s long-running improv show Asssscat.
“The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 192 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
For more information on "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" please visit: http://www.nbc.com/golden-globes/
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