January 13th, 2013
08:24 PM ET
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had high expectations to live up to as hosts of the Golden Globes, and their opening monologue didn't disappoint.
"Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television," Poehler quipped after the introductions were out of the way.
She assured the audience that there would only be good-natured jokes during the broadcast, because as the more biting Ricky Gervais has shown, "when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host the show two more times."
(Gervais couldn't attend the ceremony, Fey said, "because hes' technically no longer in showbiz.")
But that didn't mean they kept all of the jokes squeaky clean. On the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy, Poehler cracked that she hadn't been following it closely, but "when it comes to torture, I trust a lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."
And while complimenting Anne Hathaway on her Globes- and Oscar-nominated performance in "Les Misérables," Fey said with appropriate awe, "I have not seen someone totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars."
The audience seemed to love it, although the gasps were audible with the James Cameron comment. What did you think of their opening monologue?
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