Here Are All of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Best Quotes From the Golden Globes
They did *not* hold back, and we love them for it.
When you have hosts like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, you already know the awards show is going to be full of hilarious zingers. At the 2021 Golden Globes, Fey and Poehler started the night strong with not only some funny quips, but also harsh jabs at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and some truths about nominees.
We’re pulling together the hosts’ best quotes from the night—both funny and poignant—that are definitely worth remembering.
In Fey and Poehler’s opening, both delivered memorable lines, like Fey’s quip about Emily in Paris and its unexpected nomination. She jokingly—or not so jokingly— said, a “French exit is what I did after watching one episode of Emily in Paris,” and okay, she went there!
She didn’t stop there, though. Fey also hilariously pointed out that this *entire* night could have been an email. Don’t we know it!
But Fey and Poehler kept it serious too, calling out the diversity issue in Hollywood and especially with the HFPA. Though Fey’s line about the HFPA being made up of about 90 “international no Black journalists” sounded light, it was definitely a pointed jab at the Golden Globes’ governing body.
Poehler also did *not* hold back when highlighting the fact that for the first time ever, three women were nominated together in the Best Director category at the Golden Globes. Poehler addressed this history-making event, saying, “There are great directors nominated tonight: Regina King for One Night in Miami, Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and two other people, but we’re out of time!”
When introducing Jane Fonda, Fey showered her with love…and also pointed out she has “the ass of a 20-year-old boy.” We honestly can’t tell if that was a compliment or a dig.
Fey and Poehler also were not shy about mentioning one controversial nominee—Sia’s movie Music. Of the film, they said, “Sia’s film Music is nominated for Best International Floparooni. I don’t want to get into it, guys, but it’s really problematic, and Twitter is saying it’s the most offensive casting since Kate Hudson was the Weight Watchers spokesperson.”
Also, this whole bit in their opening about their fellow celebs was just too charming. Together, they quipped, “This front table right here, usually houses the biggest stars in the world. It’s usually like Meryl Streep, hammered, can’t even remember what movie she’s there for. Brad Pitt is always waving at me like, ‘Amy! Amy!’ It’s like, ‘Dude, I’m working.’ Oprah Winfrey writing her name all over the table cloth in pen. Quentin Tarantino, crawling under tables, just touching people’s feet. The point is do whatever they want, ’cause they do. Those bitches are messy.”
Check out their full opening below and just try not to laugh through nearly the whole thing.
We knew having Fey and Poehler as hosts was going to be good!