I'm going to guess that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is feeling excellent about the smashing success that was the Golden Globes last night. Despite one comparison to a venereal disease (if left untreated, HFPA can lead to cervical cancer), the HFPA's choice of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts, not to mention the presence of Bill Clinton and Jodie Foster, ensured that people will be talking about last night's awards for a long time. Ok, at least until the Oscars. Fey and Poehler walked the fine line between being irreverent and too vitriolic for the unbridled egos in the ballroom. Their natural rapport from years of working on Saturday Night Live together worked perfectly on stage last night. Here are some of my favorite jokes from their hosting gig:
1) The sinking of James Cameron.
"When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron." This was definitely the riskiest joke of the night but it worked. You can see Kathryn Bigelow's girlfriends being like "Oh, snap!"
2) The Affleck-Poehler Boston bond.
Amy Poehler's Southie accent hitting on Ben Affleck. "I'm from Bahston too, so ya lookin great, good fa you."
3) The Hunger Games gives way to the Life of Pi.
"The Hunger Games ... is what I call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress." - Tina
"Ang Lee has been nominated for the Life of Pi which is what I'm gonna call the six weeks after I take this dress off." - Amy
And then they high-fived.
4) Tina Fey's Anne Hathaway shout out.
Tina Fey says to Anne Hathaway about her performance as the dying Fantine in Les Mis, "I haven't seen you so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars." Hey, Tina and Amy should host the Oscars.
5) The many nominations for Dog President.
Fey and Poehler made up a fake movie called Dog President which sadly won no awards. Darcy St. Fudge was nominated for her performance as "a psychic who solves her own murder." Damien Francisco narrowly missed out on the Globe for his portrayal of "a volleyball player struggling with restless leg syndrome."
If you missed any of the jokes last night, check out this video recap of the hosts' best moments.