Tina Fey, Amy Poehler won’t be ‘mean’ hosting Golden Globes

Movie award show takes place at the Beverly Hilton in LA tonight (January 12)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have said they won’t go down the Ricky Gervais route by being mean to actors when they host the Golden Globes tonight (January 12).

Asked during a pre-show Q&A, the Saturday Night Live comediennes revealed – via Hollywood Reporter – that they won’t be making any jokes that might offend the stars in attendance. “We’re not mean,” said Amy Poehler. “That’s not really our thing. When you host a show you have to hopefully be funny at the top and set the tone for a really fun evening. When we did do it, it felt like it was pretty organic and there wasn’t a lot of stress from the HFPA about what we were going to do.”

Tina Fey added: “If it seems like it’s not too harsh, you hope it’s right. But you don’t know until it comes out of your mouth. Last year, we tried to err on the side of hardly saying anything and just going backstage. That was our strategy; don’t be out there.”


The Globes are generally seen as the second most prestigious of Hollywood’s annual awards and distinguish themselves from the Oscars by recognising drama films separately from more lighthearted movies. 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle are the frontrunners for next year’s Golden Globes after receiving seven nominations apiece each.

The nominations in full are as follows:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr Banks
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street


Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Original Score
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave