Did you hear the one about the Golden Globes getting the best of the Oscars?
Yeah, it kinda happened last night.
No, not the awards themselves—the Golden Globes will always remain a shadowy achievement, several notches below Oscar on the prestige factor (albeit a few steps up from a People’s Choice).
But at least the Golden Globes had the good sense to hire Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts.
This was such a head-slapping, no-brainer of a decision, the Oscars had to reference it themselves last night. William Shatner, playing Captain Kirk as Oscar-critic of the future, remarked to host Seth MacFarlane that the MPAA could have saved themselves a huge headache by hiring Tina and Amy instead.
“They’ll host next year,” quipped MacFarlane in response.
And somewhere, the president (prime minister? lord?) of the Hollywood Foreign Press high-fived his nearest minion.
Because, of course...