PARK CITY, Utah - Golden Globe Awards co-host Amy Poehler has no problem with Tommy Lee Jones.
Despite the actor's famous sourpuss face during the Jan. 13 broadcast - a face that became an instant Internet sensation - Poehler can only praise the man who was a supporting-actor nominee for Lincoln (but lost to Django Unchained's Christoph Waltz).
"He can do no wrong with me. That guy is amazing," says Poehler, who was at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of the comedy A.C.O.D., in which she co-stars with Adam Scott. "I felt no shame from Tommy Lee Jones. Only support."
In fact, Poehler and her Globes co-host Tina Fey even had a joke honoring the laconic actor that was supposed to end the show. But plans changed.
"Tina was going to say,'I'm going to do what I do every year, drive to Texas with Tommy Lee Jones,' " says Poehler.
Instead, the two joked about going home with Globes honoree Jodie Foster.
Poehler says no one seemed offended by the duo's jokes during their critically lauded performance. She believes that even director James Cameron, the butt of one especially pointed zinger about his three-year marriage to director Kathryn Bigelow, took the ribbing in stride.
"I'm sure he has a sense of humor," she says.
Poehler was especially moved by one audience member in particular, Les Misérablesbest-actor winner Hugh Jackman, who sat very close to the stage.
"He was in the audience literally the entire time beaming at us and clapping," says Poehler. "He knows what it's like to host one of these things. And he could do what we did with one hand while in his sleep. He's that talented. And he was in the front row and just proud. Between commercial breaks he'd be like, 'You're doing great.' He's a mensch, that guy."
Poehler admits she did go home that evening and immediately watched the program.
"I watched it right away. Yup," she says. "I did not grade myself. I leave that to other people. But I was happy and had a lot of fun. It was really a great time. It was a fun and weird experience."
Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY