While the Golden Globes (full list of winners right here) might be less prestigious than the Oscars, it’s definitely the more entertaining of the two awards shows, and in recent years, that has been in part because of hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. And for their third and final time at the microphone, they brought the goods, and didn’t leave a target untouched, including Bill Cosby.
“In `Into the Woods,’ Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from her tower for her prince and Sleeping Beauty just thought that she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” Poehler quipped in one of the evening’s most gasp-inducing jokes. But it didn’t stop there, with both Fey and Poehler trotting out Cosby impressions of the scandal-plagued comedian plying pills on his victims. But the night’s other barbs were far less controversial.
“Jennifer Aniston is here for her role in the movie ‘Cake,’” Poehler said, before explaining to the beautiful celebrities in the room that “cake is like a fluffy dessert that people eat on their birthdays,” with Fey adding “and birthdays are things that people celebrate when they admit that they’ve aged.”
“Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies that North Korea was okay with,” Fey said, in what would turn out to be the best gag in an otherwise unfunny awards-show-long running joke that had Margaret Cho popping up occasionally as a North Korean military official.
Check out the full opening monologue below, a supercut of every Fey/Poehler moment from the show, followed by a quick teaser for their upcoming comedy “Sisters,” plus: red carpet highlights, the Associated Press report on the show, celebs commenting on the Sony hack, and clips from the winners backstage. Also: emotional acceptance speeches by Michael Keaton and Common.