Sunday night will be the third time that comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will have hosted the annual Golden Globes Awards show, and reportedly, it will be the last time that they host. Will it really be “three and out,” for the pair, and what has their dual co-hosting duties done to boost the ratings of this awards show?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first shared hosting duties at the Golden Globes Awards in 2013. That telecast, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as reported by CNN, had the highest ratings of any Golden Globes Awards show “in nine years.”
After that initial success, it is little wonder that the two comedians were asked to host the next two years. They signed a contract to host the Golden Globes Awards for three consecutive years, and this Sunday marks the third, and possibly last, time that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler share the stage and entertain the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards and also viewers watching at their homes around the world. Last year, nearly 21 million viewers tuned in to watch, the most viewers since 2004.
Will the comedic duo be able to bring their ratings magic to the Golden Globes Awards show for a third consecutive time? Also, will this third time hosting really be “three and out,” for the two witty comedians? With any luck, if the Golden Globes Awards is still highly rated this coming Sunday, and Poehler and Fey have the time available, they might be convinced to come back and host again; but, at this point, there has been no word mentioned from NBC execs about this possibility.
While the actors, actresses, movies, TV series, directors and other people who have been nominated for various Golden Globe Awards have been known for a while now, more and more actors and actresses keep getting added to the list of presenters of the awards.
The current list of presenters at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards show includes Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams, Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Hader, Jamie Dornan, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Kate Beckinsale, Channing Tatum, Jeremy Renner, Jane Fonda, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Hart, Chris Pratt, Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, Katherine Heigl, Melissa McCarthy, Colin Firth, and Jared Leto.
Additional presenters were added today, January 9, and were announced at the NBC Universal Media web site. Some of the new actors and actresses who were mentioned were Jack Black, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Colin Farrell, David Duchovny, Julianna Margulies, Clive Owen, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Rudd, Katie Holmes, and Naomi Watts.
One award that has already had its winner announced is the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, which will be presented to actor George Clooney. The award is presented to actors and actresses who have significantly impacted the world of entertainment. Miss Golden Globe this year will be the daughter of of actor Kelsey Grammer, Greer Grammer. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast in over 192 countries.
Will their third time hosting the Golden Globes Awards show be the last one for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? If they are not re-signed to host again next year, in 2016, and the ratings fall dramatically, perhaps the duo will return once again as the hosts of the Golden Globes. The Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California this Sunday, January 11, 2015. There will be a pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST) and 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST). The main telecast will air from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST) and 8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST).
Written by: Douglas Cobb