Tina Fey and Amy Poehler get Globes off to funny start
January 13th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler get Globes off to funny start

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?

Filed under: Awards Season • Golden Globes

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  1. Fred Music..

    only 1 1/2 octive down..amazing she was 66 here–still want to do 2006 ending kay..gotta run...bb

    January 30, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. fred music.

    voice has not changed much all

    January 30, 2013 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. where you sitting with them how do you know this for sure.

    just curious

    January 30, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dhow Cruise

    I think that She assured the audience that there would only be good natures 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, ahhhhaaannnn

    January 30, 2013 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. 2 for you

    tina's a mental mess

    January 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a great job with the opening monologue, and I really hope that they are signed on to do the 2014 Golden Globes. They ribbed the celebrities fairly well without ruffling any feather, well except for James Cameron. Some of my DISH coworkers said that it would’ve been better if Gervais was there to poke fun at the hosts and himself, but maybe he’ll be back for next year. I missed the award’s show live, but saw it last night since it was recorded on my DISH Hopper through PrimeTime Anytime. I didn’t need to worry about missing the Golden Globes live since my DVR automatically records four hours of the four major networks during primetime on Sundays.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rebbeca


    January 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. snow white

    Well I give them 1 credit of finally ending the show exactly 3 hours – couldn't take any more of their nonsense. The lines were funny – not them. I prefer a 1-show host next time.....and what's with the girl who could barely walk in her shoes – it was suffering enough making us watch her try to get to the stage without pulling down everyone with her.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. elbob248

    Wow, people with different opinions. How unique,

    January 14, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. ratwife1@hotmail.com

    no change.

    January 14, 2013 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    What would have been really funny is if about 100 pounds of smelly turds got dropped on them on stage.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. liz greer

    Ladypower,Tina and Amy-the best thing in the land.I thought you were great.I champion irreverence whenever possible.I've even infected my son with it,and he's one of the funniest people I've ever known.The hell with everyone else-just keep doing what you're doing.

    January 13, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Man

    Some of you people need to lighten up and stop being so miserable all the time. For starters, you might stop clicking on stories about celebrities that you supposedly can't stand.

    January 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Burns

    Tina and Amy R D shiznit! Don't diss these ladies for doing their job, give them credit 4 doing it great!

    January 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chip Douglas

    Don't get what your point is. Unfunny is unfunny.

    January 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Yay Tina

    i love tina fey (photo above) she's smart, intelligent, attractive, amazing actress and most of
    all a classy woman.

    her man must be so proud to have her on his arm.

    January 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Daily Dose of Face Fall

    words to live by mary

    January 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. mary

    They are the bomb all the trolls insulting them have IQ's of 3 so take it from whence it comes.

    January 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Daily Dose Of Face Fall

    who's tina fey –nobody cares.

    January 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Chip Douglas

    I don't get their humor. Both are not funny, sorry. On SNL their only good spots were as cohosts of SNL news. And that was just TelePrompTer script reading that others wrote.

    January 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |

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