Sunday night were the 70th annual Golden Globes; a night of Hollywood merriment, and a pinch of celebrity debauchery. The evening’s biggest winners in the film department were Argo and Les Misérables; in the TV categories Homeland and Girls took home the most coveted trophies.
The awards ceremony was hosted by comedians, and Saturday Night Live alumni, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – after all of their really top-notch promos (and their fabulous reputations) the stakes were high for the two women.
They opened the show with a hilarious, and compared to Ricky Gervais, far less biting monologue than the Globes have been used to in recent years. As Amy Poehler put it, “we have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight because, as Ricky learned the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood foreign press they make you host the show two more times.”
As they took the stage Poehler gestured to the crowd saying, “I can smell the pills from here.” As Poehler continued she said, “only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television.”
Other funny one-liners included Fey giving a shout out to Les Mis star (and winner late in the evening) Anne Hathaway, saying “Anne Hathaway gave a stunning performance in Les Misérables. I have not seen someone so totally and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.”
For the rest of the hilarious monologue see the video below.