Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Were Great at Golden Globes – But Way Underused

Amy and Tina, where’d you go?

Co-hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globes on NBC, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler started the night with a smashing duologue – a flawless link of strong one-liners.

If the bit had gone on long enough, you could have protected our national borders with it.

Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow Biggest Oscar Snubs?

Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn’t make the cut.

But here’s who did – and who should have:

Zero Dark Thirty Review: Jessica Chastain Has Shot at Oscar

Success, as they say, has many fathers. In the killing of Osama bin Laden, proud papas from President Obama to SEAL Team 6 earned kudos aplenty – and justifiably so, given the monstrosity of bin Laden’s crimes. But with all due respect to all those dads, it’s time to meet Mom.

POLL: Which Movie Did Oscar Drama Make You Want to See?

The Academy Awards are known for giving a boost to the movies they celebrate. This year, lots of films had their moment in the Oscar spotlight, piquing the interest of viewers who haven’t seen them yet.

Among the films that might have found new audiences on Sunday:

• Music by Prudence. The winner of Best Documentary Short provoked the biggest drama of the night, when director Roger Ross Williams and producer Elinor Burkett battled for the microphone during the acceptance speech. A true “Kanye moment.”

Oscar History Made: Bigelow, Bullock, Bridges Win

There may have been few surprises on Oscar night Sunday, but there was plenty of heart.

Glowing in gold as she stood in the winners’ circle, Best Actress Sandra Bullock – who noted that George Clooney once threw her into a swimming pool years ago – acknowledged each of her sister nominees, including the “great kisser” Meryl Streep, then focused on the message of her movie, The Blind Side: that the mother figure is the one who brings light and love into a person’s life.

Jodie Foster Is Rooting for Kathryn Bigelow

Hey Kathryn Bigelow, you hear those loud fans? One of them is none other than Jodie Foster.

Supporting what could be the first female win for the Best Director Oscar is especially easy for fellow director Foster, who hopes it will mean “more opportunities for women to direct.”

5 Things to Know About Kathryn Bigelow

Only three women have ever been nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. And The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow may turn out to be the very first one to take home the Oscar.

Bigelow, 58, has directed the Iraq war indie, an intense drama that follows an Army bomb squad and its cocky leader (played by newcomer Jeremy Renner) in Baghdad. As her film, which will be on DVD Jan. 12, continues to rack up awards, here are five things you may not know about the filmmaker: