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The best punchlines from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globe opening speech

13 January 2014, 09:05

Beverly Hills - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler picked up where they left off, kicking off the 71st annual Golden Globes with a torrent of punch lines that lambasted Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and, of course, George Clooney.

Last year's co-hosts again had the Beverly Hills Hilton rolling in an opening act on Sunday night. The starry audience roared most of all when Fey described the four-Globe nominee space odyssey Gravity.

"George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," said Fey.

The first award of the night went to Jennifer Lawrence for supporting actress for her performance in David O Russell's con-artist caper American Hustle. The award returned Lawrence, a winner last year for Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, to the stage for an acceptance speech — something she said was no easier a year later.

"Don't ever do this again," she told herself. "It's so scary."

But Fey and Poehler's playful interplay again stole the show. They're also signed up to host next year. "This is Hollywood," explained Fey. "If something kind of works, they'll just keep doing it until everyone hates it."

Poehler said that in such a starry crowd, Damon was "basically a garbage person". The Tracy Letts play adaptation August: Osage County, starring Streep, Fey said, proved "that there are great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60."

On the excess of Wolf of Wall Street, Amy said: "If I want to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties."

Tina and Amy also said: "We are going to get this done in three hours. Or as Martin Scorsese calls it: Act One."

- AP


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