Women steal the show at Golden Globes
So what happens when BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host the Golden Globes together?
Drinking games. And meatball subs.
Let's roll it back a bit here. The two, who also were competing against one another in the Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series category, talked on the red carpet before the show began. In the week leading up to the golden showdown, the two talked about a drinking game they invented for the people at home to follow.
So what are the quick rules?
"Whatever you want them to be," Fey deadpanned to NBC host Matt Lauer. "If someone cries during a speech, you take a drink. If someone's boob falls out of heir dress you take a drink."
"... or frankly," added Poehler, "if you've just had a tough week, you take a drink.
Fey: "… and if someone thanks Harvey Weinstein, you eat a meatball sub."
The end result? Sobriety was tossed out the door.
(And that meatball sub was gobbled up with the first award of the night, which went to Christoph Waltz from "Django Unchained," who, of course, thanked Mr. Weinstein.)
At the 70th annual Golden Globes, it was a night that was all over the place. Critical darling "Lincoln" didn't clean up as expected -- that top honor went to Ben Affleck's "Argo" -- and it really appeared to be ladies' night.
And because of that, there were incredible moments.
Here are a few of our favorites:
The opening segment
Without question, this opening will be talked about as one of the best in recent award show memory. Both funny ladies killed it with the comedy, and perhaps the edge goes to Poehler with these incredible digs: "Only at the Golden Globes, do the beautiful people of film, rub elbows with the rat faces of people of television," and this one which, which went viral almost instantly: "I haven't been following all the controversy when it comes to 'Zero Dark Thirty,' but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady that spent three years married to James Cameron." Oooh. Burn.
The (anti) coming out party
Celebrated actress Jodie Foster very well took the prize for best speech of the night. Foster, who's 50, was honored with the prestigious Cecile B. DeMille Award, but it was what she said about her life off the screen that set Twitter a-fire.
She set up what sounded like a coming out confession (which was funny, given that she's been out for almost as long as she's been famous), and instead yelled out "I'm single!" She acknowledged her joke ("I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago …"), then said "you guys might be surprised, [but] I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. Never was and never will be. If you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler and you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest against all odds, then you too might value privacy. Someday people will look back and realize how beautiful it once was."
She went on to add: "I've given everything from the time I was 3 years old. That's reality show enough."
She gave a special shout-out to her ex-partner, Cydney Bernard, and talked to their sons, Christopher and Charles.
"I am so proud of our modern family."
She also seemed to reveal what likely was her big announcement. Is she done with acting altogether? She hinted at it, anyway.
The actress ended her speech and said, "I may never be up on this stage again. Or any stage for that matter. I will continue to tell stories. To move people. From now one, I may be holding a different … stick. Maybe it won't open on 3,000 screens. But it will be my writing on the wall. Jodie Foster was here. I still am. And I want to be seen to be understood deeply and to not be so very lonely."
Political and sports savvy
Jay Roach, director of HBO's "Game Change," which won a Globe, turned to his star Julianne Moore and said "now with you and Tina Fey, we have three of the most incredible impersonations of Sarah Palin, including Sarah Palin," which generated big laughs. When Moore won her Globe minutes later for the portrayal of Palin, she thanked Fey and Katie Couric for making the 2008 election what it was and then gave a shout-out to her teen son Caleb Freundlich, "I'll see you at the varsity basketball game tomorrow!" Sure, Moore is an award-winning actress, but her first job is being a hoops mama.
Mums night out
Last year's Grammy darling, everyone's favorite British R&B singer Adele looked genuinely surprised when her name was called for Best Original Song.
Naturally, her ubiquitous theme song to the new James Bond pic, "Skyfall," was a winner. But really, she says, she and her friend -- both of whom are new moms -- were just up for a girl's night out.
"We've been pissing ourselves laughing," she shared as part of her acceptance speech.
Novice -- and nervous -- Nelly
Lena Dunham, who collected an award for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series for her HBO show "Girls," was shaking and holding back tears and she pulled out a folded up piece of paper to deliver her pre-written thank you speech. It's something we seldom see, because, well, we seldom see newbies getting the big prize in the big Hollywood awards. "I thought I was going to be a cooler customer," she says as her hands shake uncontrollably.
As part of her speech, she said thanked her fellow nominees (which included Fey and Poehler) calling them "women that inspire me deeply." She joked that they all made her laugh, comforted her at the darkest moments of her life and got her through middle school, mono, a ruptured ear drum and anxiety. "I worship them … this award is for everyone woman who felt like there wasn't a space for her."
Later, the two co-hosts, holding glasses of what we're guessing was booze (or supposed to be) pretended to be drunk sore losers and Fey slurred, "Thanks Lena. Glad we got you through middle school …"
Dunham's show also won for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical.
Actors you've never ever heard of
Normally, these award shows hip the general viewing audience at large to new faces -- or film or TV projects -- that you've never heard of before. Globe winner Kevin Costner drove this point home when he said "it's been a great ride. It is a great night to celebrate, but more importantly we get a chance to illuminate movies they would have never seen and now they will. Performances they've never seen, but now will." But no one drove this point home better than Fey and Poehler themselves, who would pop up periodically in the crowd, dressed in wigs and suits, pretending to be nominees (and their made up names were called out by presenters, to boot.) This was nothing short of brilliant. And hilarious.