I’ve always thought the Golden Globes were a better awards show than the Oscars. Typically, they seem to be more entertaining, less bloated, and often reward more deserving candidates for Best <Insert Entertainment Award Here> than their more popular counterpart.
Once again, the Globes are proving me right by exhibiting their near-flawlessness. The Academy Awards is striving to bring a younger audience this year, and have signed on The Family Guy (and more importantly, the superior American Dad) creator Seth MacFarlane to helm the three hour broadcast.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, producers of the Globes, also seeking a younger audience, have brought in one hell of a pair to do so. On Monday, they announced two of the most influential women in comedy right now, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globes.
Fey and Poehler as hosts for the ceremony – which airs on NBC – isn’t too surprising. After all, both got their break into Hollywood on NBC’s long-running Saturday Night Live, and now each respectively have their own shows on the struggling network (Fey’s 30 Rock and Poehler’s Parks and Recreation). They also have a history of teaming up together. They were co-hosts on SNL’s Weekend Update segment for several years, and both starred 2004 film “Mean Girls” in the 2008 film Baby Mama.
I am totally excited to see how they handle the ceremony. They are hilarious separately and often even better together, and I think they’ll be flawless queens of comedy and shade on the show.
The 70th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC January 13, 2013.