According to KNBC, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to the Golden Globes as co-hosts for the 2021 telecast, NBC announced Saturday.
Fey and Poehler, who rose to fame hosting the Weekend Update segment together on “Saturday Night Live” in the early 2000s, hosted the Globes from 2013-15.
“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,” Telegdy said.
NBC has aired the Golden Globes each year since 1996. It will continue to air on NBC at least through 2027 under an eight-year contract the network and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which conducts the ceremony, reached in 2018.
The ceremony is customarily NBC’s most-watched entertainment program of the year and one of the most-watched in all television. Sunday’s ceremony drew the largest audience for a prime-time entertainment program since “The Big Bang Theory” finale in May, averaging 18.323 million viewers.
“There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” said Lorenzo Soria, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the Golden Globes. “We can’t wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.”
The Golden Globe Awards honor both film and television. The date of next year’s ceremony will be announced later. It is traditionally held in early January at The Beverly Hilton.
This year’s show was hosted by Ricky Gervais for the fifth time. As always, Gervais’ pointed barbs at the perceived hypocrisy of the very celebrities being honored at the ceremony proved polarizing, drawing both praise and outrage on social media.