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For the third and final time at the Golden Globe Awards, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gave us sarcasm, laughs and with well-played humor, pointed out some awkward and controversial aspects of Hollywood. Ladies... why do you have to go?
Whether you were a glammed up celeb at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night or one of us watching from home, all of us were anticipating a side-splitting night by the infamous Tina and Amy.
The leading ladies looked gorgeous throughout the evening, and their jokes were just as hot. Nothing was off limits including headline controversies – Bill Cosby and North Korea. It’s near impossible to avoid cringe-worthy moments, but sometimes that’s the best part.
Let’s look at some of their best zingers...
The night in summary, was to honor "all the movies that North Korea was okay with," noted the hosts. They also suggested that perhaps the scandal was a way of "forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see [The Interview]."
Fey joked, "North Korea referred to The Interview as 'absolutely intolerable and a wanting act of terror.' Even more amazing, not the worst review the movie got."
Fey and Poehler threw in a few good pokes as they introduced some of the nominees of the night. Tina pointed out J.K. Simmons was in the audience for her performance in Whiplash. "J.K. Simmons is here. Or as Matthew McConaughey calls him, Just Keep Simmons."
They moved onto Steve Carell who was nominated for his role as John E. DuPont in the wrestling thriller, Foxcatcher. "In Foxcatcher, Steve Carell plays a paranoid murderous billionaire. The role was a stretch for Carell when in real life, he’s a paranoid murderous millionaire."
To warm up the crowd a little more, a game of 'Who Would You Rather?' was played between the two hosts and "friends for almost 50 years." They wanted to prove that they have no overlap in taste of men.
Even George Clooney, who was being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award, wasn’t safe. He lovingly took the hit as he sat alongside his new bride, Amal. Amy and Tina began speaking about Amal’s prestigious and moving achievements as a human rights activist and lawyer. After going on and on about the newlywed's admirable accomplishments, Poehler and Fey quipped, "So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award."
They duo then added a few controversial Cosby jokes to their opening monologue. "In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby." The two went on to imitate Cosby’s undeniable voice saying back and forth, "I put the pills in the people."
As the three-hour broadcast continued, some notable presenters were set to take the stage. The ladies introduced Oprah, "Our next presenter is known by only one name. Please welcome: Winfrey!"
Golden Globes royalty agrees with us that Amy and Tina hosting anything makes it better. Meryl Streep applauded the hosts towards the end of the night, saying from the stage, "How much are we going to miss Amy and Tina? Oh, my gosh!"
Meryl, we’re with you.
In case you missed it, you can check out their full opening monologue below.