Those anonymous internet critics Tina Fey told to "suck it" in her Golden Globe acceptance speech tonight are actual posters on the LA Times' Envelope awards site. And mean!
Some points of clarification, though. Two of the three commenters Fey called out in her speech (video above) are the same person — "dianefan" used to be "cougar-letter." And the third, "BabsonLacrosse," totally got caught in the crossfire.
I think there are lots of choices other than Tina... Megan Mullally, Sarah Silverman, Teri Hatcher, Shannon Doherty... Not everyone has to think that Tina Fey is the be all and end all... I simply think all of those actresses have some spunk in them that could work.
Tina Fey would be a dreadful host.
That Sarah Palin bit is getting very old.
Gotta love the animated puking graphic! Dianefan has been big on those.
Tina Fey was simply like the pimple on my face - just there
.... I think that the key issue here is the fact that when Tina is at her best, she's just not that great.
I just hope they give the win to anyone but Tina Fey. Boy I can't wait until Edie Falco comes back on the scene just to wipe that smug look off Tina's face.
These wins are sooooo inspiring. I'm so stoked that Tina Fey didn't win.
This Tina Fey love fest is a bloody joke at this point. I am rooting for anyone else in that category.
Well, that didn't work.
I'm famous. She mentioned BabsonLacrosse too. Sorry Tina Fey but I still don't think you deserved to win.
BabsonLacrosse (now "KateWinsGG") has not posted much on Fey. She seems to kind of adore her, though:
Tina Fey and Christina Applegate are the 2 best comedic actresses on TV right now. To suggest they got in due to the Palin impersonation or breast cancer is absurd.
Fey if she wins might as well start thanking Sarah Palin because while I like Fey on 30 Rock, she's certainly won enough for it as of now.
And now, BabsonLacrosse, YA BURNT.
In the most flattering way, of course. It's a long way up from anonymous Web board haunt to televised-awards-speech diss fodder. And that may have been the idea. In addition to being clever and funny, Fey's faux-rant had the effect of bringing Fey and her show down to Earth, closer to its intended audience. Jack Donaghy would never endorse such a move, but then Jack Donaghy and his real-life ilk have never seen first-hand the free publicity that comes from being a YouTube darling. Fey has.