While hosting the virtual 2021 Golden Globes, the comedic duo gave their opening remarks and, of course, there was no shortage of snappy one-liners and funny entertainment references.
For instance, in the brief opener, Poehler and Fey offered some laugh-worthy summaries of popular films and TV shows, like when Fey called out "whatever James Corden was up to in The Prom, I guess."
The co-host continued, "Emily in Paris is nominated for best TV series, musical or comedy, and I for one cannot wait to find out which it is. French Exit is what I did after watching the first episode of Emily in Paris."
Considering how the pandemic has caused so many of us to see long films and binge-worthy shows as one big blur, Poehler pitched in to help fans distinguish between the two and joked, "I don't wanna be in front of the TV for five hours, but I wanna be in front of the TV one hour, five times."
The duo also briefly shifted gears to address the fact that there are no Black members among deciding voters in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Fey explained, “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is made up of around 90 international no Black journalists that attend movie junkets each year, in search for a better life. We say around 90 because a few might be ghosts and the German is just a sausage that someone drew a little face on.”
On a more serious note, she added, "Even with stupid things, inclusivity is important, and there are no Black members of the Hollywood Foreign Press. You’ve got to change that.”
So well said, and definitely a fitting way to kick off awards season!