TINA FEY, AMY POEHLER TO HOST THE 70TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

by HFPA October 16, 2012

Golden Globe winner Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) will host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held January 13 at 5pm at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action,” said HFPA president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly. “The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
After many decades with no host the Globes were hosted by Ricky Gervais in 2012, 2011 and 2010. For its 70th anniversary, Fey and Poehler will bring a fresh take to the party.
Fey is executive producer, head writer and star of NBC’s three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series “30 Rock,” a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as ‘Liz Lemon’ has earned Fey 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 completed 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.”
In January 2012, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards”delivered NBC’s highest 18-49 rating (a 5.0) and biggest overall audience (16.9 million) in the time period, excluding sports, since the prior year’s Golden Globes telecast.  It was also the highest 18-49 and total-viewer figures for ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in the time period, excluding sports, in more than 10 months, since the prior year’s Academy Awards on ABC.  The telecast improved on NBC’s time-period average during the prior season by 138 percent in 18-49 rating (5.0 vs. 2.1, “live plus same day” non-sports) and 163 percent in total viewers (16.9 million vs. 6.4 million).
Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy “Mean Girls,” which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Poehler in the film “Baby Mama” for Universal Pictures. In 2010, Fey starred in the 20th Century Fox’s film “Date Night” opposite Steve Carell and was a featured voice in the DreamWorks animated film “Megamind.” In April 2011, Fey released her first book, entitled “Bossypants,” which topped the New York Times best seller list where it still remains. “Bossypants” also earned a Grammy nomination for best audio book of the year and won the prestigious Audie Award for Book of the Year in 2012.  “Bossypants” was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 1.5 million copies thus far.
Fey next stars in Focus Features’ “Admission,” co-starring Paul Rudd and directed by Paul Weitz. “Admission” will be in theaters in 2013.
With an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, 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 January 2012, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards delivered NBC’s highest 18-49 rating (a 5.0) and biggest overall audience (16.9 million) in the time period, excluding sports, since the prior year’s Golden Globes telecast.  It was also the highest 18-49 and total-viewer figures for ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in the time period, excluding sports, in more than 10 months, since the prior year’s Academy Awards on ABC.  The telecast improved on NBC’s time-period average during the prior season by 138 percent in 18-49 rating (5.0 vs. 2.1, “live plus same day” non-sports) and 163 percent in total viewers (16.9 million vs. 6.4 million).