Despite competing against each other at the Golden Globe Awards, there was no love loss between Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence went on to win the award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” for her role in David O. Russell’s Joy (Schumer was nominated for her turn in the comedy Trainwreck), but in Twitter’s eyes, both leading ladies were winners on the night.
BFFs in real life, Schumer and Lawrence appeared together onstage at the ceremony to promote each other’s films (Trainwreck and Joy were also battling it out in the “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” category), and the reaction on Twitter was unanimously positive.
The two Hollywood actresses have undeniable chemistry, which they used in their dialogue to riff on everything from Hollywood nicknames (“J.Law” and “A.Schu”) to the pressure on female actors in the industry. At one point, Schumer almost dropped the c-bomb, before being interrupted by Lawrence, to roars of laughter from the star-studded crowd.
— Jennifer Lawrence (@JLdaily) January 11, 2016
Although it was a brief moment in the three-hour long coverage, it caught Twitter’s attention (much like Leonardo DiCaprio’s eyebrows). Even within the lighthearted context of the Globes – which has transformed into the Oscar’s rowdy young sibling – Twitter was so taken with the two besties that users started petitioning the Globes to get them to host next year’s ceremony.
Petition for @amyschumer and Jennifer Lawrence to host next year's Globes.
— Adele Ivy (@theaterandi) January 11, 2016
If Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer don't host the Globes next year I will be highly disappointed in the entire AFPA.
— Sam Reposa (@sammmreposa) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence and @amyschumer should host the golden globes together next year
amy schumer and jennifer lawrence NEED to host the golden globes next year
It’s a tad bit early to predict who will oversee the awards next year, but Schumer and Lawrence hosting Golden Globes 2017 could be a possibility. Following the mixed reactions to Ricky Gervais’ performance, and the fact that the British comedian has now hosted four times in the last six years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association could be after someone fresh to take the reins next year. Female presenting duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fine job in 2015 (their third and final time presenting), setting a precedent for double acts. Additionally, actors have a history of hosting awards ceremonies. Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscars nine times in total, and Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted the ceremony to mixed reviews in 2011.