I thought Amy Poehler mistakenly came up on stage when her name was called as a nominee. When eventual winner Melissa McCarthy followed her up, I thought she was helping to cover a major gaffe. Then Martha Plimpton, Tina Fey, Edie Falco and Laura Linney went onstage. When McCarthy won, she was crowned with a tiara and given a bouquet of roses. So much for the spontaneity, but it was still a clever way to make fun of the whole awards season craziness. There was a moment when I feared someone might dump fake blood all over McCarthy, a la "Carrie." Thankfully that didn't happen.
Tina Fey, Martha Plimpton, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney