After last year’s Golden Globes monologue by hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey all but obliterated the bad taste left by Ricky Gervais’ monologue (at least, according to everyone Gervais made fun of in 2012), would the comedy duo be able to pull two-thirds of a hat trick?
Turns out we didn’t need to worry: the old friends proved why they’ve already locked up hosting duties for next year. After welcoming everyone to, “the 71st Annual Lee Daniel’s The Butler Golden Globes Awards,” the duo immediately called attention to their second appearance, quipping, “If something kind of works they’ll keep doing it until everyone hates it.”
They then went around the room calling out everyone from “Tam Honks,” to June Squibb and Jean Claude Van Damme, probably the first and only time those two will be linked in a joke this century. In fact, the evening was so star-studded Poehler told Matt Damon, “Don’t take this the wrong way, but tonight you’re basically a garbage person.”
Even Poehler got in the action (she’s a nominee), with Poehler asking if she could get a shot of herself, cutting immediately to a clearly tickled Jennifer Lawrence. “She doesn’t look like a mother of two,” joked Poehler.
Other highlights? The hosts revealing that the original title of “American Hustle” was “Explosion at the Wig Factory”; pointing out that while Matthew McConaughey lost 45 pounds for his part in “Dallas Buyers Club,” actresses call that “being in a movie”; and noting that “Masters of Sex” was Poehler’s degree from Boston College.
But the longest, most sustained applause was for their description of “Gravity,” quipping, “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float off into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
You can watch the monologue above to relive all your favorites, and keep tuned to MTV News for more throughout the Globes.