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After three straight years of Ricky Gervais, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named former Saturday Night Live stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as co-hosts for the 70th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 13 on NBC.
The HFPA made the announcement on Monday. The two comedians currently star in their own NBC comedies, with Fey starring in the final season of 30 Rock and Poehler in the middle of the fifth season of Parks and Recreation. They are also close friends and have built up large fan bases over the years. Fey and Poehler co-starred in two films together, Mean Girls and Baby Mama.
“The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action," said Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a statement. “The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!”
The Golden Globes honor both film and television and typically have more of a party atmosphere than the Oscars. Also, unlike the Oscars, the Globes have separate categories for Best Drama film and Best Comedy or Musical Film.
This year’s awards season will also have a different twist, with the Oscar nominations coming out before the Globes on Jan. 10. Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the Oscars, which takes place on Feb. 24.
The 2012 Golden Globes drew 16.9 million viewers and a 5.0 18-49 rating for NBC. Dick Clark Productions produce the awards and the 2013 show will be the first since Clark’s passing.