Words cannot adequately express my excitement, my elation, my….well, you get the point…that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting this Sunday’s Golden Globes. Am I excited because two women will be hosting? Two feminists? Two hilariously funny people? Yes, yes and yes.
After Amy Poehler’s continued awesomeness at the 2011 Emmys — complete with comical commentary on institutional sexism and female camaraderie — I have no doubt the two real-life best friends, aka the “Cagney and Lacey of comedy,” will make the film and TV awards show both feminist and entertaining. Especially after last year’s Golden Globes replete with dick jokes and sexual harassment. Not only is it great to see two strong, intelligent and talented women on-stage, but it’s wonderful to see those same two women admire and support each other.
Old-timey Hollywood banter, imaginary conversations with Angelina Jolie, photo-bombing Harrison Ford? How could this not be amazeballs??
In one of the videos, Amy and Tina talk about why they want to host. Tina says:
“It’s a very sloppy, loud party and that seems like our kind of thing.”
Oh yes, ladies, that’s most certainly my kind of thing too.
The Opinioness will be live-tweeting the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday, January 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @OpinionessWorld!