Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes


Imogen Rogers

The SNL alumni returned to host the virtual Golden Globes.

On Sunday February 28th, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 78th annual Golden Globes for the fourth time.

The renowned comedy duo first hosted the awards show in 2013.

“Lovely, brilliant and utterly fearless, they made awards-show hosting an art form again, helming three hours of occasionally hilarious, occasionally emotional and surprisingly enjoyable TV,” said Mary McNamara from latimes.com.

Their friendship is what truly makes the cut.

“They stayed utterly true to themselves and were therefore like – as they always are – the best friends you wish you had who happened to be having a really, really fun time in front of a global audience,” said Hadley Freeman from theguardian.com.

The pair returned a second year in a row to host the 2014 show.

“Last night’s show worked once again because of two hosts who know how to do TV, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler,” said James Poniewozik from time.com.

Fey and Poehler’s connection is consistently charming.

“It’s a simple formula but one other awards shows could stand to remember: put together two funny performers who demonstrably like each other, and we’ll like spending the time with them,” said time.com.

In 2015, for the third year in a row, the successfully reliable hostesses owned the Golden Globes Stage once again.

“With each year they have improved – and they set the bar pretty high from the start,” said theguardian.com.

Fey and Poehler have broken barriers for women in comedy.

“They have proven that being a likable woman doesn’t mean being all sweet and sugar. It means being smart,” said theguardian.com.

After three consecutive years of flawless hostessing, the snarky duo was not expected to return to the Golden Globes stage as presenters. However, the 2021 virtual Golden Globes proved that to be wrong.

“Their most common bit was about the lack of diversity from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It wasn’t only funny, but relevant and important as well,” said Ella Hodges (‘22).

In light of COVID-19, this has been a unique and virtual year for awards shows.

“They did a great job hosting even from opposite sides of the country. Their chemistry made it easier to watch than anyone else may have been,” said Hodges.

With their unconventional return for a fourth year, it is hoped that the undeniably witty, sharp women will return for years to come.

“Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved that hosts of an awards ceremony can actually be funny,” said theguardian.com.