January 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM
“Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television,” Amy Poehler, host of the 70th Golden Globes, said in her introduction.
It’s safe to say that both Poehler and her co-host Tina Fey lived up to the hype that had surrounded them ever since it was announced that they would be hosting together.
Fey and Poehler have perfect comedic chemistry, and their every moment on stage was filled with witty, perfectly crafted one-liners.
The two were each nominated for the same award, Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical - a fact that they wasted no time acknowledging.
“Tina, I just want to say that I very much hope that I win,” Poehler said politely to Fey, like any good frenemy would.
“Thank you,” Fey replied affectionately. “You are my nemesis.”
After they both lost to Lena Dunham for her hit comedy “Girls,” they each dejectedly returned to the stage with a drink in hand.
“Congratulations, Lena. Glad we got you through middle school,” Fey sarcastically slurred in response to Dunham’s acceptance speech.
Despite the loss, Fey and Poehler nailed both the lighthearted, appreciative quips (“Meryl Streep isn’t here tonight. She has the flu and I hear she’s amazing in it.”) and the more biting, “oh-no-she-didn’t” jabs (on Kathryn Bigelow, “When it comes to torture, I trust the woman who spent three years married to James Cameron.”).
Fans of the comediennes will be glad to see that their flawless give-and-take has only gotten better with age since their time together as co-anchors on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” Even as seat fillers, Poehler and Fey stole the show by appearing with buck teeth, wigs or mustaches.
It would be a dream come true to have Fey and Poehler host every awards show from now on. Everything from the Oscars to the National Dog Show would be infinitely more entertaining with their presence.
If they aren’t available, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell would serve as viable stand-ins. Their introducing of the nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy of Musical was a bit that seemed straight out of a particularly hilarious episode of Saturday Night Live.