The Golden Globes Awards, held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is arguably one the most prestigious awards shows after the Academy Awards. But unlike the rather conservative — some say uptight — Academy Awards, the Golden Globes are usually a big, messy, drunken celebrity party. A major reason we tune in is to see how famous actors and actresses handle the flowing champagne as the night goes on; trust us, the Golden Globes gets crazier as the night —and alcohol consumption — progresses.
To our dismay, comedian Ricky Gervais will not host the Golden Globes for 2013 — or likely ever again. While we enjoyed watching celebrities squirm and smile politely at his often offensive jokes, we’re sure Hollywood is grateful that for the 2013 Golden Globes, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will deliver the show.
What can we expect from Fey and Poehler? Likely a funny, silly and neutral comedic approach to the Golden Globes. We think Fey and Poehler will bring a bit of their Saturday Night Live writing skills to the 2013 Golden Globes in a way that lets everyone laugh without actually laughing at someone. It’s actually a bit disappointing, since it’s fun when the camera pans to a celebrity’s face after they were just horribly insulted, but we understand: Hollywood is sensitive.
Despite the insurance Tina Fey and Amy Poehler provide for celebrities this year at the Golden Globes, we’re still excited to watch the party and show unfold since Fey and Poehler are bound to be refreshing. Their unique comedic skills showcase original material and we have no doubt both Fey and Poehler were heavily involved in the writing process for the 2013 show.
Watch below to catch a brief preview of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts for the 2013 Golden Globes. The 2013 Golden Globes airs Sunday, Jan. 13, at 9/8c on NBC.