London: ‘30 Rock’ star Tina Fey is set to reunite with fellow US comedy star Amy Poehler to host the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony next year.
The “magnetic duo” replace British comedian Ricky Gervais who has been the show’s acerbic host since 2010, the BBC reported.
Fey and Poehler previously starred together in the film ‘Mean Girls’ and on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
The awards, voted for by Hollywood’s foreign press, will air on January 13, less than two weeks before the Oscars.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC, who organise the event were “thrilled” to have Fey and Poehler on board, with Paul Telegedy, of NBC describing their involvement as a “major coup.”
“Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in Baby Mama,” he said.