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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, the Goldilocks of the Golden Globes
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Not too hot, not too cold. Not too mean, not too nice. Not too inside, not too outside. From a Golden Globes Awards hosting perspective, there were -- in short -- just about right.
Not enough of them perhaps -- they disappeared for what seemed like most of the broadcast, leaving the Twittersphere to wonder whether they were ever to return.
Host continuity is a nice thing, if only to keep the tone of the night consistent -- it was not. But for the times they were there, it worked -- and worked well.
Interesting that the two biggest jabs went at director James Cameron (married to director Kathryn Bigelow for a few years a couple of decades ago) and comedian Ricky Gervais -- not here because he's "outta show business!" Technically not true, but the spirit of the jab is somewhat accurate, given both "The RG Show" and "Life's too Short" are done.
Too bad Cameron wasn't here -- nothing nominated -- for that would have been a reaction shot to rival Tommy Lee Jones's.
Posted a good overview, courtesy of ITN, for those who may have missed or may wish to revisit. But it seems reasonably obvious that both Fey and Poehler earned a repeat invitation and will almost certainly get one.
Now the onus is Seth MacFarlane to match or exceed at the Oscars, and the onus is officially considerable, considering how well Amytina did last night. . .
Oh, the best part of the night from a TV perspective? Jodie Foster, of course. Moments like that are awards show moments to live for -- bizarre, wacky, emotional, inscrutable, fun, curious, unscripted (but scripted), full of non sequiturs and dead ends, and odd turns, and verbal flights of fancy.
It was simply a thing of glory, and to have missed it was to have missed the whole darn night. And so, that's posted, too: