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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s most savage jokes from the Golden Globes

The duo did not hold back with some of their stinging remarks

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Amy Poehler in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

Amy Poehler in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

Amy Poehler in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did not hold back with some of their stinging remarks as they opened the Golden Globes.

The comedians delivered their opening monologue in front of a masked, socially-distanced audience of first responders and essential workers in two locations on both coasts of the US.

Here are some of their best gags:

“We will be honouring all of the fantastic TV shows you binge-watched this year – the American Office, old Columbos, very one-sided news programmes, the Zoom town halls about your school staying closed and, of course, the cranberry juice skateboard guy. He’s going to skateboard to all the nominated songs tonight.”

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“Normally this room is full of celebrities but tonight our audience on both coasts is made up of smoking hot first responders and essential workers. We are so grateful for the work that you do and that you are here so that the celebrities can stay safely at home.”

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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Anya Taylor-Joy reacts via video after being announced winner of the Best Actress - Television Motion Picture award for "The Queen's Gambit," in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Anya Taylor-Joy reacts via video after being announced winner of the Best Actress - Television Motion Picture award for "The Queen's Gambit," in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Christopher Polk/NBC Handout via REUTERS

Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Actor Dan Levy in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Actor Dan Levy in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Gillian Anderson, with Olivia Colman, accepts the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Gillian Anderson, with Olivia Colman, accepts the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC via Reuters

The Crown's Josh O'Connor was a winner 
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The Crown's Josh O'Connor was a winner NBC Handout via REUTERS

Margot Robbie arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Margot Robbie arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Sacha Baron Cohen, with Isla Fisher, accepts the Best Picture - Musical/Comedy award for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" 
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Sacha Baron Cohen, with Isla Fisher, accepts the Best Picture - Musical/Comedy award for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" NBC Handout via REUTERS

Amy Poehler arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Amy Poehler arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Daniel Kaluuya at the Golden Globes (HFPA)

Daniel Kaluuya at the Golden Globes (HFPA)

Angela Bassett arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Angela Bassett arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Kate Hudson in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Kate Hudson in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Awkwafina in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Awkwafina in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Rich Polk/NBC Handout via REUTERS

Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Ted Lasso" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Ted Lasso" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (in characters as Barb and Star) at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (in characters as Barb and Star) at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California NBC Handout via REUTERS

Amy Poehler at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Amy Poehler at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Renee Zellweger at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California
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Renee Zellweger at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California NBC Handout via REUTERS

Joaquin Phoenix at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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Joaquin Phoenix at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills NBC Handout via REUTERS

Jodie Foster, winner of Best Supporting Actress Motion picture for "The Mauritanian" and her wife Alexandra Hedison
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Jodie Foster, winner of Best Supporting Actress Motion picture for "The Mauritanian" and her wife Alexandra Hedison NBC Handout via REUTERS

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Gillian Anderson the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" 
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Gillian Anderson the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" 021 NBC via Reuters

Margot Robbie at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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Margot Robbie at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills NBC Handout via REUTERS

Cynthia Erivo arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Cynthia Erivo arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Sterling K Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson addressed a lack of diversity among Golden Globes voters (HFPA/PA)

Sterling K Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson addressed a lack of diversity among Golden Globes voters (HFPA/PA)

Nominee John Boyega for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Nominee John Boyega for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

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“The Golden Globes are awards given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is made up of around 90 international, no black, journalists who attend movie junkets each year in search of a better life.

“We say around 90 because a couple of them might be ghosts and it’s rumoured the German member is just a sausage that somebody drew a little face on.”

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“At the Golden Globes we give out awards for movies and TV but it’s hard to tell them apart this year because movie theatres were closed and we watched everything on our phones.

“So you may be confused which nominees are count as movies and which are considered TV.

“TV is the one I watch five hours straight. But a movie is the one that I don’t turn on because it’s two hours. I don’t want to be in front of my TV for two hours, I want to be in front of my TV for one hour five times.

“I think the rule is if their fake teeth look real that’s a movie and if their real teeth look fake, that’s TV. And if the British people are playing British people it’s TV and if they are playing Americans, that’s a movie.”

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“Mank is short for Mankiewicz, the name of screenwriter of Citizen Kane, and that is the only thing they shortened.”

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“The Queen’s Gambit is whatever James Corden was up to in The Prom, I guess.”

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“Emily In Paris is nominated for best TV series – musical or comedy – and I for one can’t wait to find out which it is.”

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“French Exit is what I did after watching the first episode of Emily In Paris.”

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“Sia’s controversial film Music is nominated for best international floperooni. I don’t want to get into it guys, but it’s real problematic and Twitter is saying it’s the most offensive casting since Kate Hudson was the Weight Watchers spokesperson.”

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