Tina Fey and Amy Poehler left with a bang. In the duo’s last year of hosting the Golden Globes after a three year run, they made sure to leave lasting impressions as the most memorable hosts for the annual event honoring those in film and television.
From calling out Bill Cosby’s alleged allegations, noting the irony of newly married George Clooney receiving a lifetime achievement award, to #askmemore, the hosts paved the way for women Sunday night. Here’s a roundup of Wear Your Voice’s # moments when women dominated the Golden Globes.
1 When Amy Poehler Started Hashtaging #askmemore
Amy Poehler’s online community aimed at empowering young women around the world, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Twitter page challenged interviewers to go beyond typical, and oftentimes misogynistic questions women get asked when walking down the red carpet by creating #askmemore.
The #RedCarpet is open and we want the media to #AskHerMore! Let’s go beyond ‘who are you wearing?’ and ask better questions! #GoldenGlobes”
2 When Maggie Gyllenhaal praised the diversity of women in the media
In her acceptance speech for her role in The Honourable Woman, a 2014 British miniseries, Gyllenhaal noted the diversity of women in the media-there’s no singular prototype.
What I see are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not,” she said. “Sometimes sexy and sometimes not. Sometimes honorable and sometimes not. What I think is new is the roles for actual women in television, and in film… it’s what’s turning me on.
3 When Fey and Poehler took a jab at Russell Crowe’s comments that roles for women over 40 aren’t lacking
In the December issues of Women’s Weekly Australia, Crowe suggested that roles for women over 40 aren’t lacking–women just need to act their age. When discussing Patricia Arquette’s role in Boyhood, a role that the 46 year old star had committed to 12 years prior, Poeher saw opportunity to take a jab at Crowe.
‘Boyhood’ proves there are still great roles for women over 40, as long as you get hired when you’re under 40.
4 When Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda called out Christopher Hitchens from the grave
In the January 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, the late Christopher Hitchens penned an article titled Why Women Aren’t Funny, which is, you guessed it, an entire article devoted to proving why women just can’t be funny. The ladies decided to take a spin on Hitchens’ assertions.
Fonda: You know, it’s nice — it’s nice — that men, at last, are getting the recognition they deserve for being good at comedy.
Tomlin: I know, I know. Finally, we can put at rest that negative stereotype that men just aren’t funny.
5 When Tina and Amy cut deep at Bill Cosby
The women promised to leave no stone unturned, living up to their promise throughout the night. The one that left everyone talking, however, was when the pair went in on Cosby’s rape allegations when performing a bit on Disney’s Into The Woods.
Poeher: In ‘Into the Woods,’ Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.
6 Joanne Froggatt spoke out for rape survivors
In Joanne Froggatt’s role in Downtown Abby, Froggatt’s character Anna, was recently raped on the show. For her acceptance speech, Froggatt presented her award in honor of rape survivors.
After this storyline aired, I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape and one woman summed up the thoughts of many by saying she wasn’t sure why she had written, but she just felt in some way she wanted to be heard,” Froggatt said. “And I’d just like to say I heard you and I hope saying this so publicly means in some way you feel the world hears you.
7 When Tina Fey hinted at the ridiculously long beauty demands placed on women
Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’ look took two hours to put on, including hairstyling and makeup–just for comparison, it took me three hours today just to prepare for the role of Human Woman.
8 When Fey noted the irony of George Clooney’s lifetime achievement award
George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case with Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three person UN commission investigating rules of war violation in the Gaza strip… so tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.
9 When Gina Rodriguez acceptance speech for ‘Jane the Virgin” gave a much needed voice for the Latino community
“This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes. My father used to tell me to say every morning that today is going to be a great day. I can and I will. Well, Dad, today’s a great day. I can and I did.”♦