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Amy Poehler To Earn As Much as She's Paid for Nearly a Full Season of 'Parks and Rec' To Host the Golden Globes

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 22, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 22, 2013 |

RadarOnline has discovered that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will receive $4 million each for each time that they host the Golden Globes (they’ve been selected to co-host the ceremony for the next two years). This is fantastic, not just because Fey and Poehler are the best thing to ever happen to The Golden Globes, but because they are getting sick money to do it.

From Radar:

Tina and Amy decided to ask for the craziest package ever given to awards hosts,” says a source who says the funny duo started negotiating the deal back in March.

“They are each being paid more than any Oscar host in history with the exception of Billy Crystal.”

Specifically, the numbers are: Billy has gotten almost $5 million to host the 2012 Oscars while the “standard first timer pay for the likes of Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Seth MacFarlane is closer to $2 million.”

The source adds: “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.

To put that in perspective, Amy Poehler makes $200,000 per episode of Parks and Recreation, so it would take 20 episodes of her sitcom to make the same paycheck she makes hosting one two-hour event. Likewise, Tina Fey — who made $350,000 per episode of 30 Rock — will make as much hosting the event as she made starring in half a season of her sitcom.

Four million dollars buy a whole lot of waffles, and they deserve every cent.

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