Here’s some good news that will have you forgetting about Ricky Gervais’s scorched-earth monologue from this year’s Golden Globes and eagerly counting down the days until next year’s telecast.
“NBC has long been the home to two of the funniest people on the planet—Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—and we didn’t want to wait any longer to share the great news that they’ll be hosting the Globes once again,” Paul Telegdy, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, shared in a statement during the 2020 TCA winter press tour on Saturday, January 11.
The pair, who worked on Saturday Night Live together, as well as starred in films including Sisters, Mean Girls, and Netflix’s Wine Country, co-hosted the award show three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and were widely praised for their amazing chemistry, witty jokes and unforgettable monologues. (Who can forget that Amal and George Clooney joke? Epic.)
In 2015, Fey and Poehler claimed it would be the last time they hosted. But a public plea to get them back seems to have worked.
“There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said. “We can’t wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.”
While Fey wasn’t in attendance at this year’s awards show, Poehler was a presenter alongside Taylor Swift. The duo are taking over from five-time host Gervais, who vowed during the show he would not be returning. Fey has previously won two Golden Globes for 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live while Poehler won a Golden Globe in 2014 for Parks and Recreation.
The date for the 78th annual Golden Globes has yet to be announced.