Amy Poehler and Tina Fey talk Golden Globes plans
Now that the Golden Globes nominees have been revealed (Congrats, American Hustle! Wait, where is Mad Men?), we can start to wonder what returning hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are scheming for next month’s ceremony. Here’s what they told EW about the big night:
POEHLER: This is the year of big movie stars and tiny spaces. In boats.
FEY: In capsules.
POEHLER: And then going from a boat to a smaller capsule.
FEY: A movie where Meryl Streep gets stuck in an abandoned refrigerator. That was a good movie.
POEHLER: That movie where Brad Pitt’s in that sleeping bag. So I think the bigger the star, the smaller the space. There is a movie where George Clooney is inside a Ziploc bag.
FEY: He’s amazing in it.
POEHLER: I would predict movie stars, as well as television stars. What else can we say, Tina, that’s going to happen this year?
FEY: No singing, but a lot of dancing—
POEHLER: A lot of dancing, but with no music.
FEY: [Laughs] Without music, that’s what I was going to say!
POEHLER: We’re going to encourage people to go real long on their speeches.
FEY: I’m going to tell people to find it. Don’t stop talking until you “find it.”
POEHLER: At one point, we’re going to do some Pink-style aerial acrobatics.
FEY: We’re going to dress like geishas.
POEHLER: Because that seems to go over well.
FEY: And I’m going to use my feet to tweet things. I’m going to type with my feet and tweet-blog.
POEHLER: You’re gonna feet-tweet? Oh, that’s the best, because you’re always screwing up and—
FEY: You know when you’re typing something and it’s really screwed up but you keep typing because you think AutoCorrect will probably fix it? That’s what the show is going to be like.
By the way, if you are hoping that one day the two women will emcee Hollywood’s biggest awards show, a.k.a. the Oscars, you might want to dash those dreams. “I would never want to do it,” says Fey, explaining, “I think that’s just a much harder, much more time-consuming job and a much more intimidating room. Even though it’s a lot of the same people, they’re just really nervous that night. That night is career-making or –breaking for people. Scary.” Agrees Poehler: “Round tables and drinking can help with laughing, and it’s tougher when you’re in stadium seating….. The Golden Globes are just loose and weird enough that they fit us.”
For more with Fey and Poehler, pick up a copy of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.