Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sign on to host next two Golden Globe Awards
Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on Jan. 13, 2013. [AFP]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to lead the Golden Globes ceremony in 2014 and 2015 after receiving rave reviews in January when they hosted for the first time.

The US duo -- long-time friends -- replaced Ricky Gervais, who hosted for three years despite his caustic humor aimed at star guests and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the show's organizer.

"The two funny ladies are coming back to the Globes!" the HFPA announced on its website.

"It's wonderful news," HFPA president Theo Kingma said. "They have always been our first choice as hosts and we're delighted they are back for the next two years."

Although the pair met on network variety show Saturday Night Live,Fey is now best known for her long-running hit sitcom "30 Rock" and Poehler for hers, "Parks and Recreation."

The Globes are often seen as giving a good idea of how the Academy Awards may lean. The 71st ceremony is scheduled for January 12, and nominations are to be announced a month earlier.

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