PASADENA, Calif. – The Oscars will once again make do without a host, but the Golden Globes are going back to their greatest hits.
Amy Poehler announced on Saturday that she and Tina Fey will return to host the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, returning to the award show for the first time since ending their three-year run at the podium in 2015.
Poehler, speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association, made the announcement while doing a comedy bit pretending to be the communications chief for NBC, and noted how critically acclaimed the duo’s hosting stints had been for three years.
“There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, in a statement. “We can’t wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.”.
Poehler also announced the NBC crafting reality show “Making It,” which she co-hosts with her “Parks and Recreation” co-star Nick Offerman, has been renewed for a third season.
The 2020 Globes were hosted by Ricky Gervais, who also hosted multiple times and came back after an absence, but his tenure has not been nearly as favored by critics. The comedian responded to his critics on Twitter after the Jan. 5 ceremony, saying, “”I always knew that there were morons in the world that took jokes seriously, but I’m surprised that some journalists do. Surely, understanding stuff is pretty fundamental to their job, isn’t it? Just makes it funnier though, I guess.”.
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ABC president Karey Burke confirmed to reporters earlier this week that the year’s biggest awards show, the Academy Awards, would go without a host for a second year in a row on the Feb. 9 ceremony.