In what is great news for everyone, unless you really, really love Ricky Gervais and can’t find joy elsewhere, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting not only the 2014 Golden Globes, but the 2015 show as well. It’s not surprising, as the duo killed it at the 2013 Globes, bringing in 19.7m viewers, making it one of the ceremony’s most-watched programs ever. Bitches get stuff done.
“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,” said NBC president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Ricky Gervais hosted the show three times before they took over this year, and it was clear at that point that his act was wearing thin, drawing criticism from many who though his jokes were too “mean-spirited.” Poehler and Fey were a breath of fresh air who hit all the right notes without getting too controversial – although they did make an enemy that night in Taylor Swift after suggesting that she might go after Michael J. Fox’s teenage son. Let’s be honest; it was a valid concern.
But after three years of the Poehler-Fey show, as hilarious as they are, there’s always the possibility that they too could end up like their predecessor. Hush, though, let’s only think of funny things right now. Like Poehler’s inevitable Julian Assange impersonation.
Here’s a highlight reel from this year’s Golden Globes opener:
And just as a reminder of how they can improve any awards show, their bit from the 2013 Emmys:
The Golden Globes will be held on January 12, 2014.