Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fantastic job hosting the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Critics have not stopped praising them and the show produced its best ratings in six years!
The Globes drew an impressive 19.7 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That was up 17% compared with last year’s telecast. And even better for NBC, the viewing among adults ages 18 to 49 — the group most advertisers care about — soared 28%. The Globes demolished their competition for the night even though the CBS lineup got a great head start with an AFC championship game that ran into prime time in many markets.
The LA Times wrote:
Then Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage at this year’s Golden Globes. 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. [...]
Seriously, they could have done an hour set and everyone would have been happy. Not since Jimmy Fallon hosted the Emmys three years ago has an awards show been this much fun.
Not only did the quality of the hosting further legitimize an event that the entertainment media inevitably go out of their way to disparage even as they grant it Oscar-like coverage, Poehler and Fey proved once and for all that the choice of host really does matter.
Congrats to both Tina and Amy on a great night!
Pictures from the arrivals as well as the show and afterparties have been added to our Gallery.
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
NBC/Universal/Focus Features/E! Networks Golden Globe Awards Celebration – Inside
NBC’s 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Party – Inside
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Afterparty hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – Inside