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Golden Globes: Fey And Poehler To Host Awards
Comic actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host next year's Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills.
The decision by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) means British comedian Ricky Gervais will not be returning for a fourth time to hand out gongs to leading film and TV stars at the annual ceremony.
The HFPA announced the change on its official Twitter account.
Fey, 42, the creator and star of 30 Rock, and her former Saturday Night Live and Baby Mama collaborator Poehler, 41, will host the gala dinner and ceremony on January 13, 2013.
It will be the 70th Golden Globes annual ceremony.
Gervais hosted the event, which hands out awards to the best films, actors and TV shows of the previous year, for three years, attracting plenty of publicity along with criticism for his one-liners about the assembled celebrities.
The British creator of the TV series The Office was the first person to host the Golden Globes ceremony since 1995.
In the interim, the live, televised show went without a formal host and used presenters to introduce the various awards.
The Golden Globes is one of Hollywood's key award ceremonies ahead of the Oscars, which take place next year on February 24 and will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.