It isn’t easy to host any kind of award ceremony. You must be prepared for wardrobe change, speech memory, protocole following and be funny. In ceremonies like “The Academy Awards” you have a bigger budget for hosting, an example of that case was Hugh Jackman hosting the Oscars in 2009, considered as one of the best opening performances in all the time, even though he has only hosted once.
The Golden Globes are a very difficult task to overcome, you have a lower budget and wider audience, on “The Oscars” is all about the films meanwhile on the Golden Globes is all about films and television. The Golden Globe Awards 2013 was hosted by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, after a two year consecutive run for british comedian, Ricky Gervais.
I remembered boths Gervais opening monologues, one mocking against Hugh Hefner engagement and the other agains Mel Gibson. There was nothing in Gervais speech that could resemble as good comedy. There were creative insults, that’s all. Presenting himself with a glass of scotch and a shortly open shirt started his criticism calling it a monologue, it was most likely as an raged intervention speech. Luckily this year, the combination of female comedians work perfectly for changing the humor during the ceremony.
I think this award show has had the most memorable quotes from many actors, directors and actress, but everything with the mood settlement of the Fey and Poehler. The level of their comedy could be described as bold, smart, essential, hilarious. When you watched so many american sitcoms, you understand a line of thinking that prepared you for obvious jokes. My humor radar couldn’t predict what the hostesses were going to say.
We could list and we are going to, all the funny references and quotes the girls said for preparing an unique and once in a while show.
About Ricky Gervais not hosting Golden Globe 2013.
‘Ricky Gervais could not be here tonight because … he is no longer in showbusiness.’
About Kathryn Bigelow nomination for “Zero Dark Thirty”. A movie very criticized for hardcore torture scenes.
‘When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who was married toJames Cameron for 3 years…’
About Anne Hathaway solitary performance on “Les Miserables”.
‘I haven’t seen someone so totally alone and abandoned since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.’
After Taylor Swift lose against Adele for Best Musical Score, and regarding her notorious breakup with boyfriend Harry Styles
‘Taylor Swift — stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.’
On Meryl Streep assistance (My personal favorite)
‘Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu, and I hear she’s amazing in it.’
About Ben Affleck being nominated for Best Director in Argo
‘Ben’s last 2 movies were filmed in Boston. He moved his last movie to Iran, to a place that’s more friendly to outsiders.’
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
‘When left untreated HFPA can lead to cervical cancer and..’
After losing against Lena Dunham in the Best Actress in a Comedy Tv Show
‘Congratulations, Lena. I’m glad we got you through middle school.’
About Robert Downey Jr
‘He’s “a man so versatile, he played Iron Man 3 different times.’
In conclusion, the hostesses managed the ceremony with elegancy and comedy. Raising the bar to future presenters and giving the award show a quality of performance that only professionals funny friends can organized. Hopefully, we’ll be watching them again in 2014.