Say good-bye to Ricky Gervais for now and say hello to a double-dose of hilarious girl power: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been chosen to host the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Sounds like a great choice to us: Fey and Poehler came up on "Saturday Night Live" and have an extraordinary chemistry with each other. They were "Weekend Update" co-anchors for two seasons (2004-06) and co-starred together on the big screen in "Mean Girls" and "Baby Mama." They also tend to shine on awards shows. Poehler, in particular, has initiated memorable bits during the past two Emmy galas.
Now both women are part of NBC's Thursday night comedy block, Fey on "30 Rock" and Poehler on "Parks & Recreation."
"Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year's festivities is a major coup," said Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late night programming. "Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing."
Gervais hosted the event the past three years, drawing some criticism for his edgy humor.
The Golden Globes are scheduled to be aired on NBC Jan. 13, from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.