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Fey and Poehler's Globes best bits

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went out with a bang as they hosted the Golden Globe Awards for the last time on Sunday.

The comedy duo presided over the Hollywood awards ceremony for the third year in a row, but 2015 marks their last time doing so.

They held no punches with their funny monologues mocking everyone from Bill Cosby to George Clooney and his new wife Amal.

"George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award," Tina joked to the crowd, as they cheered and laughed.

Prior to the big day Tina had spoken about how no jokes were off limits, especially surrounding veteran actor Bill, 77, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 17 women.

Janice Dickinson was one of the women to come forward and claim Bill abused her.

"I don’t know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him. Cosby admitted to a reporter [switching her voice into an exaggerated Cosby impression],'I put the pills in the people! The people didn’t want the pills in them!'" Tina recounted to the crowd.

"That’s not right. It’s more like, [displaying another exaggerated Cosby impression], 'I got the pills in the bathroom and I put them in the people!'" Amy added.

Last night saw the toast of tinsel town arrive for the annual ceremony, with stars including Eddie Redmayne, Amy Adams and Michael Keaton taking home accolades.

The A-list crowd weren't just honoured with awards though, with countless stars taking a roasting from Amy and Tina.

"Jennifer Aniston is here tonight nominated for the film Cake. We should explain that to the Hollywood people in the room: cake is like a fluffy dessert that people eat on their birthday," Amy said.

"And birthdays are things people celebrate when they admit that they have aged," Tina added with smile.

The recent Sony hacking scandal involving North Korean-themed film The Interview was also mocked. At one point Margaret Cho joined the women on stage dressed in military garb, with Amy and Tina quipping she was the newest member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that awards the Globes.

"North Korea referred to The Interview as 'absolutely intolerable and a wanton act of terror.' Even more amazing, not the worst review the movie got," Tina joked.

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