While presenting the Golden Globe for “Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical,” Saturday Night Live alumni Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig hilariously feigned ignorance of the nominated films, ad libbing completely incorrect plot lines for each of the actresses involved.
Pretending as if they’ve never presented awards before, and under the pretense that knowing the great performances of each nominee is essential to the gig, Ferrell and Wiig proceeded to make up stories to cover for their having “not seen” the movies.
The pair took Emily Blunt‘s role in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen literally, praising her fishing skills, and her face, and Yemen, and stuff.
As for perennial nominee Judy Dench, “Where’d she come from?” the pair asked before explaining that she was “a police officer” in her “first-ever movie,” The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence was praised for “the silver she collected” and the notebook she so vigorously guarded.
Quartet star Maggie Smith, according to Ferrell and Wiig, was fantastic in a movie about some mysterious “quardet,” despite the fact that “no one knows what it is.”
And then “Merry-El Streep” received praise for being a “sassy sheriff” in Hope Springs.
The wining and dining Hollywood audience largely found the bit hilarious… except for Tommy Lee Jones. He was NOT impressed. (See 3:36 into video.)
Watch below, via NBC: