"I'm a terrible public speaker," said Jonze. "And I'm bad at English. And it's the only language I know."
But the playful interplay of Fey and Poehler again stole the show. The "SNL" duo are signed for next year, too.
"This is Hollywood," explained Fey. "If something kind of works, they'll just keep doing it until everyone hates it."
The Tracy Letts play adaptation "August: Osage County," starring Meryl Streep, Fey said, proved "that there are great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60." In one memorable bit that parodied the Hollywood legacies who serve as stage guides, Poehler played Fey's surly son. They left it open as to whether Harvey Weinstein was the father.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 85 mostly freelance foreign journalists (Fey and Poehler mocked their publications), make an unlikely body to hold the second-largest awards in Hollywood's Oscar season. But their boozy, laid-back broadcast, bereft of the academy's self-regard or tradition of musical dance numbers, has emerged as perhaps the best awards show on television.
It's at least, as Fey said, "a beautiful mess."
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