October 16th, 2012
10:46 AM ET
Although the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said one should "never say never" to another Ricky Gervais-hosted Golden Globes, the HFPA's going in a different direction for 2013.
Instead of another year of laughably awkward moments as Gervais tears into Hollywood from the stage, the HFPA tapped the hilarious tag team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. (We love Gervais, but the idea of Fey and Poehler hosting anything has our undivided attention.)
The two comic actresses will host the 70th Golden Globes ceremony on January 13, making us hopeful for a night filled with smart and barbed humor (and maybe even a drinking game to rival the "Bridesmaids" version at the SAG Awards).
Fey and Poehler are prior "Saturday Night Live" co-horts and current comedy stars on NBC. The president of alternative and late-night programming for the network, Paul Telegdy, has called the Fey/Poehler match-up "a major coup."
“Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing," Telegdy said in a statement to THR, "from their many years together on 'SNL' to their successful co-starring roles in 'Baby Mama.'”
Think they'll be able to bring it to the hosting job in January?
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