Golden Globes 2013: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Attract Largely Positive Response on Social Media

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The hosts' well-reviewed act generated a lot of praise online, especially after the opening monologue, according to data from Attensity Media's Natural Language and Sentiment Analysis Engine.

If social media is a litmus test for likability, then Amy Poehler and Tina Fey more than lived up to the hype of their first-ever gig co-hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday, according to real-time data from Attensity Media's Natural Language and Sentiment Analysis Engine.

A chart of the volume of tweets during the three-hour NBC telecast shows that while there was more activity surrounding the opening monologue,  there was a massive spike in positive sentiment later in the show, around the time when the award for Best Actress in a Comedy was presented. That trophy went to Lena Dunham and in the montage before the Girls creator's win was announced, the camera panned to shots of Poehler sitting on George Clooney's lap and Fey clasping hands with Jennifer Lopez.

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Minutes later, Fey and Poehler -- feigning intoxication -- warned Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son, Sam Michael Fox, aka Mr. Golden Globe.

In their intro (view the video HERE), the comic duo launched zingers at James Cameron, James Franco and Quentin Tarantino, with Fey calling the latter "the star of all my sexual nightmares."

As for Twitter, the social site's data reveals that the ceremony and red-carpet coverage drew 3.6 million tweets, bringing the total of Globes-related tweets to 4.2 million over a 24-hour period. The top three most-tweeted moments: Jennifer Lawrence's best-actress win for Silver Linings Playbook (19,886 tweets per minute), Anne Hathaway's for Les Miserables (19,695 tweets per minute) and former President Bill Clinton introducing a montage for Lincoln (18,290 tweets per minute).