Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reportedly asked to return as Golden Globe hosts

The two comedians have been approached for the gig, but no formal conversations have taken place yet

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 27, 2013 2:00PM (EDT)

Deadline is reporting that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the two comedians who restored America's faith in celebrity-hosted awards shows, have been asked to host the Golden Globes for a second year.

Before you get your hopes up, however, the inquiry is still informal, as Fey and Poehler declined to sign on for another hosting gig when given the option last year. As Deadline notes, the two are extremely busy, but because the Golden Globes are just an excuse to play drinking games, there's a possibility Fey and Poehler could clear out enough time to host again:

But 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 the hosts, who don’t have as big a role on the free-wheeling show. In fact, until the 2010 show hosted by Gervais, the Golden Globes were held without a host, showcasing the movie and TV stars aided by the abundance of alcohol at the ceremony. A Globes hosting gig normally is a couple-week commitment, which makes it manageable for in-demand personalities like Fey and Poehler. NBC and DCP are expected to open more active conversations with the pair next month as the goal is to have a host in place by end of November, before nominations are announced in December.

Poehler and Fey hosted one of the most-watched Golden Globes ever, which pulled in 19.7 million viewers.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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