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Fey, Poehler to host Golden Globes, '12 Years a Slave' premieres in Los Angeles

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 - 01:30

Oct. 15 - The latest celebrity news including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the Golden Globes in 2014 and 2015, and amid strong Oscar buzz ''12 Years a Slave'' premieres in Los Angeles. Roselle Chen reports.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the hosts of this year's Golden Globe Awards, have signed a deal to helm the show in 2014 and 2015. The comedic duo, who developed a strong comic rapport a decade ago while on NBC's late-night sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live," helped boost the Golden Globes viewership to its best ratings in six years in January, which attracted 19.7 million viewers. Chiwetel Ejiofor joined filmmaker Steve McQueen on the red carpet Monday night (October 14) for the Hollywood premiere of "12 Years a Slave." The film has won widespread acclaim from critics and audiences and has been touted for Oscar success. "12 Years a Slave," set in the mid-1800s, follows a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. His chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist, played by Brad Pitt, forever alters his life. Speaking of Brad Pitt, the actor is talking to the Today show about his role in "12 Years a Slave," saying it was the reason he "got into film in the first place." He added that the film was so important that he'd let his 12-year-old son watch it. The full interview will air on Wednesday (October 16). Francis Ford Coppola will receive Japan's prestigious Praemium Imperiale award. The award, known as the "Japanese Nobel Prize," which started in 1989, will be formally presented at a ceremony in Tokyo on Wednesday (October 16) and honors artists who have contributed significantly to the development of arts and culture.

Fey, Poehler to host Golden Globes, '12 Years a Slave' premieres in Los Angeles

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 - 01:30

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