I've noted this a few times now, but of all the jokes that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler told during their killer Golden Globes performance, the one that resonated most with me was their jab at Avatar director James Cameron: "I haven't been following the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty," Poehler said name-checking director Kathryn Bigelow. "But when it comes to torture, I trust the woman who spent three years married to James Cameron." more »
Aspiring awards-show hosts, do I have a training video for you. Here, in one sweet video-clip compilation, is a highlight reel of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's pitch-perfect performance at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Included are Poehler's lines about the "beautiful people of film rubbing shoulders with the rat-faced people of television," Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway not being cut out for porn, and Fey's warning to singer/songwriter Taylor Swift to "stay away from Michael J. Fox's son," Sam. more »
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are not only co-hosts of the 70th Golden Globes this year, they're also competitors. Both were nominated for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy, with Fey duking it out with her counterpart for 30 Rock, while Poehler is up for the award for Park and Recreation.
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But while the co-hosts won't conceivably know the results until the envelope opens at the ceremony on January 13th, the pair are busy working together in the lead-up to the big event, and no doubt re-calling those good ol' Saturday Night Live days.
In this promo for the Globes, the duo are dressed in matching golden sparkly dresses and they both dish out cheesy Brit(ish) accents (until they don't). Maybe they're commenting on the resurgence of British-speak in Hollywood films reminiscent of the very early "golden days" of Hollywood? Who knows, but here's a funny look at what may bode well for the Globes telecast after the New Year.
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Exciting news: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have won the hosting gig for the 70th Golden Globes Awards, where the SNL and Baby Mama/Mean Girls dynamic duo will almost certainly bring some pizzazz back to the proceedings following Ricky Gervais's neutered 2012 performance.
This just in at ML HQ: Esteemed Mad Men creator and occasional director Matthew Weiner will make his feature filmmaking debut with You Are Here, to co-star Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis in a "funny, charming, and deeply honest film about who we were, who we are, and discovering the power to embrace life, no matter how much you screw it up." There is also a road trip! And possibly Amy Poehler! Read on for full details from producer Gilbert Films.
Comedy troupe Upright Citizen's Brigade take their sketch and improv hijinks to the feature film format in Freak Dance, a movie that purports to spoof "every dance movie ever made." Featuring cheesy '80s fashion and bad '80s movie attitudes to match, it certainly covers a lot of ground in the dance movie genre. But every dance movie there is? We'll see about that. Upside: It does have Amy Poehler spitting lines like, 'That music sounds like murder!' Check it out after the jump.