“Saturday Night Live” alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as the hosts of the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The funny duo returns to the award show after hosting this past January. The 2013 Golden Globe Awards had “positive reviews and 19.7 million total viewers, a six-year high.” January’s Globes also “generated a 6.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, up 28 percent over the previous year,” according to THR.
During September’s Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, both Fey and Poehler hinted at a future return to the Globes. On the red carpet of the Emmy Awards, Fey said to Ryan Seacrest, “NBC has invited us,” to host the upcoming Globes, E! News reports.
Fey and Poehler also appeared in Harris’ opening monologue during the Emmys, further hinting the pair’s return to the Globes.
“We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years,” said NBC president of alternative late night programmer Paul Telegdy. “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.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s president Theo Kingma was also enthusiastic over Fey and Poehler’s hosting agreement, “Their return ensures that the Golden Globes will once again be the biggest, best and most entertaining awards celebration of the year.”