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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler return as hosts of 2014, 2015 Golden Globe Awards

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Wed, Oct 16th 2013 02:30 am
`The Golden Globe Awards`: Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards this year. (NBC photo by Gavin Bond)
"The Golden Globe Awards": Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards this year. (NBC photo by Gavin Bond)

Following 2013's critically applauded performance, beloved comedic duo to serve as co-emcees for next two telecasts

Golden Globe winner Tina Fey and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler have signed on to host NBC's exclusive coverage of The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, from 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

As part of their deal, Fey and Poehler will also host The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2015.

The announcement was made today by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma, dick clark productions and NBC.

"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 Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment. "We're elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years."

The 2013 Golden Globes averaged a 6.4 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 19.7 million viewers overall, for a year-to-year jump of 28 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.4 from a 5.0) and 17 percent, or 2.8 million persons, in total viewers (19.7 million vs. 16.9 million). The 2013 telecast claimed the biggest Golden Globes results in six years in both 18-49 rating and total viewers (since Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, 6.5/15 in 18-49, 20.0 million viewers overall). It was also the second-highest-rated Golden Globes in nine years.

Poehler, a nine-time Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee, currently stars on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation," and can be seen in theaters in "A.C.O.D." She will next be heard as the voice of Jenny in the upcoming animated comedy "Free Birds" and seen staring opposite Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis in "You Are Here." Poehler is working on her first, as-yet-untitled book, to be published by HarperCollins' It Books in 2014, and was recently announced as the voice of "Joy" in Pixar's next animated film, "Inside Out," set for release in 2015.

The 71st 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.

For more information on The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, visit www.nbc.com/golden-globes/.

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