Well, for the first time in...ever...I actually look forward to watching the Golden Globes.
NBC announced yesterday that they have chosen Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to co-host the 2013 Golden Globes. Both comedians are veterans of Saturday Night Live, where they shared the "Weekend Update" anchor desk for a few seasons (becoming the first female team to do so in the show's history). Both also star on Thursday night sitcoms on the NBC: Fey on 30 Rock (now in its final season) and Poehler on Parks and Recreation. Their last high profile collaboration was in the 2008 box office hit Baby Mama.
If you'll remember, the last two Golden Globe Awards were hosted by Ricky Gervais, who created a controversy in 2011 when he made some jokes that the celebrities in attendance didn't like (because celebrities WAH), then caused even more controversy when we was asked back to host in 2012 and didn't really ruffle any feathers. What I'm saying is that yet another part of this good news is that we no longer have to have the Ricky Gervais conversation.
Fey and Poehler are a great comic team -- just their names being announced in the Best Actress in a Comedy category has been a highlight of the last few Emmy Awards -- so I'm excited to see what they come up with. It's never going to be as funny as any of us hope, because the format makes that practically impossible, but it's got to be an improvement on the last 10 years of the Golden Globes. Maybe every year of the Golden Globes.
The Golden Globes will take place on January 13, 2013.
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