Golden Globes 2020: The 1 Reason Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler Presenting An Award Together Meant A Lot
The “Christmas Tree Farm” singer and comedian presented the award for best animated film together at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, seven years after Poehler and Tina Fey, made a joke about Swift when they co-hosted the same event.
Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler joked together
“Amy and I are excited about this next category because we both love animation,” Swift, 30, said, to which Poehler replied, “Speak for yourself, Taylor. I like movies about people, by people.”
The two appeared to be in good spirits — there seemed to be no awkwardness as they delivered their lines — doing their jobs as presenters. Swift, who had a role in the musical, Cats, attended the awards ceremony not only as a presenter but as a nominee in the category of Best Original Song. Together, she and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote, “Beautiful Ghosts,” a song that had been created especially for Cats.
During their conversation while presenting, Swift asked Poehler who she believed made animated films. Poehler, 48, replied, “Tiny mice, during the night. Duh!” Swift agreed, saying, “It makes sense!” From there the two announced the winner of the category, Missing Link.
Poehler and Tina Fey upset Swift with joke at 2013 Golden Globes
This went down as one of the more surprising moments from the evening considering what happened seven years prior at the 2013 Golden Globes when Poehler and Fey made a joke about Swift’s love life.
“You know what Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son,” Fey, said at the Golden Globes in 2013. “Or go for it,” Poehler replied. “No, she needs some me-time to learn about herself,” Fey added.
Later that year during an interview for Vanity Fair, Swift commented on the joke.
“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Swift said. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
She continued, calling out people for criticizing her love date and who she’s seen dating.
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated — a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way — that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist,” she said in the same 2013 interview.
Poehler and Fey apologized to Swift
After the Golden Globes joke and Swift’s comments to Vanity Fair, both Poehler and Fey replied publicly.
“I feel bad if she was upset,” Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter later that year. “I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
Meanwhile, Fey commented on the situation to Entertainment Tonight, saying, “It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke. And it’s a shame that she didn’t take it in the crazy-aunt spirit in which it was intended.”
Swift and Katy Perry ended their feud
This isn’t the first time Swift has appeared to patch up a relationship with a fellow celebrity. She and fellow pop singer, Katy Perry, reunited in her 2019 music video for “You Need to Calm Down.” Dressed as french fries, Swift hugged Perry, who donned a burger costume.
For more on the Golden Globe Awards, get a complete list of the winners.