Last night, the Golden Globes were handed out to the brightest Hollywood stars and the night was all tied together by the humor and spirit of hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. For a second straight year, the former SNL cast members took tot he stage and hosted the Golden Globes to much critical acclaim.
Following last year’s show, Fey and Poehler built on their performances and upped the ante on the jokes overall. We didn’t get a Ricky Gervais type of hosting gig, and we likely never will again, but the hosting duties seemed improved form last year which only sets us up for a great third year when the duo return to host the 2015 Golden Globes next year.
As far as the jokes went, they ranged from the typical goofing on plots from this years best films to roasting random celebrities for no particular reason. One of the best jokes of the night was when Matt Damon was singled out for being the ‘trash man’, something he later referenced when on stage. A running gag also was Poehler referencing U2 singer Bono as her lucky charm, something that actually paid off when she surprisingly won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Here’s a look at the best jokes Fey and Poehler pulled off last night as we wrap up the 71st Golden Globes and begin to look forward to the 72nd in 2015.