Right on schedule, a first look at Golden Globes 2013 hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler has arrived on the day the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Known mostly for their sublime work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Fey will join Poehler, also a respected comedienne, writer, and producer, on January 13 for the awards ceremony.
Talking in “classic Hollywood voices,” the two funny ladies banter about the “greatest celebrity party slash awards show” while insisting their fake voices “will never get old.”
Then, inevitably, it does. But it works.
That’s because the point of Fey and Poehler’s skit — besides promoting the forthcoming Golden Globes awards — is to give viewers a preview of what they can expect.
From the look of the clip, Fey and Poehler’s calling cards are “smart and knowingly funny.”
Even Deadline’s Nikke Finke, who openly loathes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and what she calls a “completely meaningless awards show,” still thinks Fey and Poehler will be “hilarious.”
Meaningless or not, today’s nominations have got the film and television industry abuzz.
Nominated for seven Golden Globe awards, Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field, continues to solidify its front runner status going into the Oscar race.
Not far behind, Ben Affleck’s Iranian hostage thriller Argo pulled in five nominations, as did late player Quentin Tarantino’s slavery drama Django Unchained with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.
Multiple nominations also landed for Silver Linings Playbook, Life Of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables.
Over in a very crowded TV land, Showtime’s Homeland came away with the most nominations for a series, four in all.
The Full nomination lists can be seen here.
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will screen live on Sunday, January 13th 8pm ET /5pm PT on NBC.