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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kick off the very topical 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey gently strokes Amy Poehler's face across the miles in the pair's strangest Globes monologue to date
Tina Fey gently strokes Amy Poehler’s face all the device thru the miles in the pair’s strangest Globes monologue to this point

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By Alison Foreman

Leave it to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to variety a scourge-technology awards show truly truly feel relevant.

On Sunday, the legendary comedic duo returned to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time — this year in a socially distanced, bicoastal ceremony held sooner than a unfamiliar in-person viewers of first responders and wanted workers, with celeb guests and nominees tuning in digitally.

With Fey net hosting from the Rainbow Room in Unique York Metropolis and Poehler from the match’s ragged ballroom venue on the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton, the SNL alumnae kicked off the night with a truly 2021 monologue that touched on all the issues from the Emily in Paris controversy and Zoom calls to TikTok and the cranberry juice skateboard man. 

“We’ll be honoring the entire unbelievable TV shows you binged this year: the American Office, aged Columbos, very one-sided news purposes,” Fey quipped in a dig about binge fatigue. 

“Now, TV is the individual that I respect 5 hours straight, but a movie is the individual that I set aside no longer flip on because of it be two hours,” Poehler also joked of socially distanced streaming. “I set aside no longer are concerned to be in front my TV for 2 hours; I are concerned to be in front of my TV for one hour, 5 cases.” 

The standout moment of the opener, however, came when Fey and Poehler delivered a blistering dressing down of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation (HFPA) — that is the Globes’ balloting body, made up of about 90 journalists from all the device thru the globe — following criticism for its lack of Murky members, sparked closing week by a portion in the LA Instances.

“Even with slow issues, inclusivity is necessary.”

“All people is understandably upset on the HFPA and their decisions,” Poehler started. “Seek, a range of flashy garbage obtained nominated, but that happens; that is cherish their thing. Nonetheless a different of Murky actors and Murky-led initiatives had been overpassed.” 

“And secret agent, we all know that awards shows are slow,” Fey added. 

“They’re all a rip-off, invented by Big Pink Carpet,” Poehler followed.

“To promote extra carpet. We know,” Fey joked. “Nonetheless the purpose is, even with slow issues, inclusivity is necessary — and there are no Murky members of the Hollywood International Press. I worth, HFPA, that perchance you guys didn’t salvage the memo because of your house of industrial is the assist booth of a French McDonald’s, but you obtained to alternate that. So here is to changing it.” 

Fey and Poehler ended their monologue, noting specifics for the match’s fundraising efforts tied to Feeding The usa’s COVID-19 response fund and that, sure, “This total night will had been an email.” 

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