It’s early yet, but Deadline is reporting that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been approached to host the Golden Globe awards for a second consecutive year after their roaring 20-million-viewer success this year.
The SNL alums are often considered among the top women in comedy and that’s even before their hilarious back-and-forth at the Globes. Their hosting, highlighted by many disguises and cheery quirks, made the dry Oscars seem even more parched by awful host Seth MacFarlane.
Deadline reports that NBC hasn’t made a formal offer to the pair, only attempting to set out a barometer to gauge their interest in the gig, which is set to be on Jan. 12. We hope their interest in doing it again is as much as our interest is in watching it again.
The Oscars, as touched on before, were not nearly the success the Globes were. MacFarlane was horrendous, his jokes not hitting like Poehler and Fey’s. The reason, I think, is because MacFarlane is kind of an outsider of the Academy crowd. Poehler and Fey are titans of industry and well-respected in front of the Golden Globe audience. Also, they’re just funnier.
However, the Academy’s new hope is Ellen Degeneres, who’s slated to return as the Oscars host. She, along the lines of Poehler and Fey, is a much more spotlighted star. Her daytime talk show is probably the best on television. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Oscars hosting gig is much more elaborate.
Deadline writes, “unlike the Oscars, which are a massive undertaking requiring about three months of prep work for the host(s), the Golden Globes are not as labor intensive for hosts, who don’t have as big a role on the free-wheeling show.”
Maybe that was the best part about the Globes. Fey and Poehler didn’t have to do too much, but what they did was perfect.