Golden Globes 2015: Rate Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Opening Monologue

Tina Fey Amy Poehler Golden Globes 2015 Monologue

The expectations were high, the hosts self-deprecating, the zingers at the ready as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage Sunday for their third stint hosting the Golden Globes.

After well-received outings in 2013 and 2014, the pressure for the comedic actresses to pull off a third successful evening was high. After all, their delivery of that George Clooney/Gravity joke from last year’s ceremony was near perfection; would they be able to top it?

From the raucous reaction inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom, that answer seems to be a resounding “hell yeah!” But we all know how liquored up those Globes attendees get, so in a moment we’ll ask for your likely-more-sober opinion of the ladies’ third monologue.

But first — and this is the fun part — here’s a selection of Fey and Poehler’s best gems:

* “J.K. Simmons is here, or as Matthew McConaughey calls him, ‘Just Keep Simmons.’” — Fey

* Poehler commented on Patricia Arquette’s success in the years-in-production movie Boyhood, “proving that there are still good roles for women over 40… as long as you get hired when you’re under 40.”

* Fey remarked that Steve Carrell’s Foxcatcher make-up took two hours. “Just for comparison, it took me three hours today to prepare for my role as human woman.”

*”Chris Pine!” — Fey, not waiting for the second option while playing “Who’d you rather?” with Poehler

* “George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.” — Fey

* “In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince and Sleeping Beauty… just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.” — Poehler

Rate Fey and Poehler’s Globes monologue via the poll below, scroll down to watch the monologue (and other highlights) again,  then hit the comments to elaborate!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Amy says:

    B for the monologue but A+ for the Amal Alamuddin/George Clooney joke.

    • Taylor S. says:

      It really wasn’t that funny. I mean, why would Amal get a lifetime achievement award from the Golden Globes? She’s a humanitarian lawyer, not an actor.

  2. Amy says:

    B for the monologue; A+ for the Amal Alamuddin/George Clooney joke.

  3. Dave says:

    You have to add the Bill Cosby joke!!

  4. Bridget says:

    That George/Amal line was quite possibly the best line in the history of award shows

  5. Mike says:

    Enjoy both of them but I thought the monologue paled in comparison with the greatness of what they did the last 2 years.

  6. Hayes says:

    The first one is still the best for me.

  7. 777 says:

    I thought the bill Cosby joke was too much tbh

  8. ggny says:

    That Clooney line might be one of the best in Award Monologue history

  9. Matt says:

    Good apart from the cringe-worthy Bill Cosby bit, probably a B+ if i had to rate it. The Iñárritu/Linklater “Who’d you rather” was pretty great too.

  10. Rebecca says:

    I loved it! Love them! They did another great job! I love they who would you rather?! That was funny and lighthearted.

  11. Dan says:

    Pretty restrained and correct monologue, not great, but far from shabby.

  12. Nantia07 says:

    i would have liked some tv jokes

  13. Penn says:

    The George Clooney joke was the best joke ever!

  14. Ron Burgandy says:

    Good, but not their best. Went too far with the Cosby bit.

  15. Tammy says:

    YES for the whole Bill Cosby thing. “I put the pill in the people” Bravo!

  16. lkh says:

    It takes a lot of courage to do that Cosby bit–good for them!!

  17. Ben says:

    That’s two years in a row their best joke has been George Clooney…

  18. carla says:

    Great to see the ladies again. They are sharp and incisive
    and keep the pace goin.

  19. imo says:

    big eyes-emma stone. loved it, they should host everything, always.

  20. Charima says:

    The ladies looked beautiful, they were super funny and you can tell from just watching them that their friendship is very genuine and fun. Love them!!!!!

  21. Valerie T says:

    Hilarious! Loved the monologue.

  22. Jamey says:

    Loved them but thought they were missing throughout the rest of the show! Would like to have seen them more!

  23. wrstlgirl says:

    Don’t get me wrong I like Amy and Tina but I don’t love them. If I’m perfectly honest I’m a bit tired of them. I thought Ricky Gervais was much better but I enjoy his humor where a lot of people don’t.

    • Taylor S. says:

      After 3 years in a row, I’ve come to the same conclusion. The reason is because Amy and Tina focus too much on gender politics when it comes to humor and Gervais went after anyone who acted like a dipsh*t.

  24. Dave says:

    A+ for the Amal Clooney bit … utter fair for the rape jokes. Totally shameful.