Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Slayed as Hosts at the Golden Globes

Plus, other important people, happenings, and jokes from the awards.

Awards season is in full swing, and last night’s 72nd annual Golden Globes didn’t let anybody down thanks to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s stellar hosting duties. The two kicked off the show with a 10-minute monologue with the usual friendly jabs at the A-listers, and had a few ongoing jokes throughout the show about Bill Cosby and North Korea. But one of their best jokes by far was one that pegged newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin:

Fey and Poehler also tossed a joke at Steve Carell, who was nominated for his role in Foxcatcher, and his reaction was the best:


After three consecutive years, this was Fey and Poehler’s final year as hosts of the Golden Globes, and they set some high standards for their successors. Clooney says they’re the best hosts the Golden Globes have ever seen, and nobody is going to argue with Clooney.

Also in attendance at the Golden Globes were Boston natives and nominees Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Louis CK (Louie), neither of whom left with awards. Perfect human and The Office actor John Krasinski was also there with his actress wife, Emily Blunt, who was nominated for her lead role in Into the Woods.

Though Mark Wahlberg wasn’t present, the cast of Entourage was spotted on the red carpet and inside at the ceremony. Their new movie, due out this summer, will follow faux-movie star Vinny Chase and his friends as they cause trouble on Hollywood Boulevard. Word is that the cast turned up early at the ceremony to shoot scenes for the film. How clever.

And finally, while some were wondering the whereabouts of awards season all-star Jennifer Lawrence, she allegedly skipped out on the Golden Globes this year to grab a bite to eat at Bricco in our very own North End. Lawrence is in town shooting David O. Russell’s latest movie called Joy, which follows Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop.

The Golden Globes are always a highlight of awards season, but the Oscars are just around the corner. Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced this Thursday, January 15, at 8:30 a.m. EST.