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Golden Globes Picks Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 15, 2012 at 8:53PM

Good call, HPFA! While the Oscars went male with comedy writer-director Seth MacFarlane as their host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has picked a female comedy duo with sitcom and SNL credentials to host their January 13 Golden Globes awards show on NBC. And both are far better known to the global viewing public than MacFarlane.
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Tina Fey EW Cover

Good call, HPFA! While the Oscars went male with comedy writer-director Seth MacFarlane as their host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has picked a female comedy duo with sitcom and SNL credentials to host their live January 13 Golden Globes awards show on NBC. Both are far better known to the global viewing public than MacFarlane.

And both have been nominated for Golden Globes for their shows "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation" respectively (Fey won twice). Fey has presented on the Oscars before; both "Baby Mama" co-stars have done well presenting at the Emmys.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Television


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.