There are many reasons to be excited about this Sunday's Golden Globes, and their names are Tina and Amy. The best friends/SNL co-stars/rulers of the universe will be hosting this year's Golden Globes ceremony, and if their past stints hosting award shows are to judge, viewers are in for a night to remember. As if the presence of Fey and Poehler weren't enough, everyone's favorite celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Meryl Streep are going to be in the audience, and, possibly, even up on stage. Hilarious hosts + America's Sweethearts + unlimited amounts of alcohol? The 2014 Golden Globes could just be the most quotable awards show in years. Here's why:
1. Tina and Amy are Hosting
There's no doubt about it: Fey and Poehler, the most beloved award show hosts ever (sorry, Billy Crystal) are going to be amazing, because even at their worst (see: Baby Mama), they're still a thousand times funnier than everyone else. If their stint as 2014 Golden Globes hosts is even half as good as their turn at last year's ceremony, then we're all in for a treat. To refresh your memory, some of their best lines:
Poehler: "Kathryn Bigelow's nominated tonight. I haven't really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."
Fey: ""Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in Les Miserables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars."
2. Jennifer Lawrence is Attending
It doesn't matter if Lawrence, a nominee for American Hustle , doesn't get on stage for a winner's speech — even if she never leaves her seat, she's bound to be one of the best parts of the show. Over the past few years, Lawrence has earned the title of Queen of Award Shows; just look at her hungry, drunk, Jack-Nicholson-flirting experience at last year's Oscars for proof.
3. The Best Actress Nominees Are Hilarious
There are many worthy nominees in all the acting categories, but it's the Best Actress races that are going to be the most fun to watch. The Drama Actress competition is less about who's going to win than who's going to give the best speech; between Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, and Emma Thompson, there's not a single contender that wouldn't give a memorable speech at the podium. And in the Comedy Actress category, you got Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus battling speech-champion Meryl Streep for the win — honestly, we don't know who we'd rather see get a chance at the mike.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio Might Finally Win
Sure, the Globes aren't the Oscars, and DiCaprio probably cares a lot more about the latter. Yet winning a Globe, after only winning once before and receiving nine previous nominations, would certainly be a high point of the actor's 2014 thus far. We've got to assume that if he finally wins something, he's going to be pretty damn happy about it, and give one amazing speech; if we're lucky, maybe he'll even break out the Wolf of Wall Street dance.
5. Masters of Sex is Nominated
Fey and Poehler have the minds of 12-year-old boys. There will be Masters of Sex jokes, and they will be wonderful.
6. Aaron Paul Could Win
The only thing that could be better than Bryan Cranston winning Best TV Drama Actor? His Breaking Bad co-star, Aaron Paul, winning Best Supporting TV Actor, breaking down in tears, expressing his love for Cranston, and saying "yeah, bitch!" so many times that the censors just decide to let it slide.