'Argo', 'Homeland' and 'Les Misérables' may have walked off with the big prizes at Sunday night's Golden Globes - but the evening's biggest winners were arguably its hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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WATCH: Fey & Poehler's opening speech and more funny moments

The New York Times praised the duo's "amazing opening give-and-take riff", adding that "their mischievous spirit infused the rest of the night". Entertainment Weekly noted that "nearly every joke told or stunt pulled by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler was solidly, often exceedingly, funny" - while the The Hollywood Reporter called them "fantastic, funny hosts". The Washington Post, meanwhile, lauded "America’s best gal pals" for making the awards "bearable".

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And they weren't wrong. The current leading ladies of American comedy came up with zinger after perfectly timed zinger, gently mocking Hollywood (as is the Golden Globes norm) and delivering terrific one-liners about stars like Taylor Swift, Ben Affleck and Meryl Streep. They even managed to tackle the 'Zero Dark Thirty' torture controversy with a brilliant joke at James Cameron's expense.

Here's a selection of some of their funniest Golden Globes one-liners...

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, L to R Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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    This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    This image released by NBC shows co-host Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

    This image released by NBC shows co-host Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

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    Show hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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    Show host Amy Poehler arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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    Show hosts Tina Fey, right, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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    Show host Amy Poehler arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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    Hosts Tina Fey (R) and Amy Poehler arrive at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actresses Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)