Did you need another reason to love and worship and respect and obey Tina Fey and Amy Poehler today? No? You didn’t? Okay, I get it, you’re shaking your head around a lot, and none of us really need another reason to be obsessed with these two, but I’m gonna give you one, and you’re gonna like it. I’m about to tell you what they’re getting paid to host the Golden Globes again, so I hope you’re sitting down.
Four million dollars. Each. EACH. And since we all gleefully burned it into our memory that Tina and Amy are hosting the Golden Globes not only in 2014 but in 2015 as well, then I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that that $4 million estimate is a per year situation. So $8 million total.
“Tina and Amy decided to ask for the craziest package ever given to awards hosts. They are each being paid more than any Oscar host in history with the exception of Billy Crystal.”
According to Radar Online, Billy received close to $5 million to host in 2012, while “standard first timer pay for the likes of Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Seth MacFarlane is closer to $2 million.”
Well, when you put it like that, doesn’t $4 million sound pretty reasonable? They’re certainly not first-timers and they brought last year’s broadcast its strongest numbers in six years, with 19.7 million viewers and across-the-board favorable reviews. They had a lot to offer the broadcast, and everybody wanted them to come back, so bottom line it was really up to NBC to decide if their requests were worth it.
“Tina and Amy will each make $4 million on the deal but also they are getting a huge perks package that includes use of the NBC/Comcast private planes as they prep for the awards and full freight on their entourages, who will all be backstage to support [them] during the live broadcasts. Also, Tina wants her husband Jeff [Richmond] to be involved in the musical packaging of the Globes, which is a separate seven-figure deal that is still being worked out.”
Damn ladies. I love that chutzpah. And as Jezebel pointed out, I also love that we’re at a point in time where asking for something and demanding it are different, and nobody’s snarking about it. You know why? Cause these ladies are worth it.
”They basically saw how desperate NBC was for their help and decided to take them for a ride.”
Hey listen. Nobody takes NBC on a ride they don’t want to go on. GET THAT PAPER, LADIES. I salute you.