Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais’ Best (And Worst) Jokes

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ricky Gervais

If you noticed this picture and thought that we acquired the date flawed, we’ve information for you: Yes, Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes as soon as once more. The controversial English comic beforehand hosted the awards present thrice in a row, in 2010, 2011, and 2012, after which once more in 2016. So this was his fifth time up on that stage.

Ricky Gervais
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To say there was some hesitation round Gervais taking the mic as soon as once more is a little bit of an understatement. Plenty of jokes of his have been deemed transphobic, together with one made on Twitter in Dec. 2019 and one other on the 2016 Golden Globes about Caitlyn Jenner. But sufficient concerning the previous. Here’s what went down on the 2020 awards ceremony.

On the HFPA

“This is the last time I’m hosting these awards. I don’t care anymore. I’m joking. I never cared,” Gervais began off, to some laughs however largely confused appears to be like. He added that the Hollywood Foreign Press Associated “barely speaks English” and that he “got offered this gig by fax.”

Gervais wasn’t finished dunking on the HFPA. He mentioned the entire group is “very, very racist.” This was throughout a joke concerning the lack of an in memoriam section, which he says he vetoed as a result of the listing of individuals on it “wasn’t diverse enough.”

On ‘Cats’

Let’s be trustworthy, Cats has been a joke to most individuals because the first trailer dropped. The legitimacy of the movie’s many stars stored it a serious subject of dialog in Hollywood for fairly a while. But Gervais needed to take a few pictures at it.

“The world acquired to see James Corden as a fats pussy. But he was additionally within the film Cats,” mentioned Gervais. He then talked about Judi Dench, who has defended Cats, and made a really inappropriate joke about her “licking herself” that undoubtedly can’t be repeated right here.

On sexual misconduct in Hollywood

By this level, something associated to sexual misconduct in Hollywood is open for dialogue. Yes, there’s quite a lot of well-trodden territory, however new info comes out each day. And this yr, a movie a few latest scandal, Bombshell, was even nominated.

“They’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you,” mentioned Gervais, referencing the journalist who has turn into identified for calling out sexual misconduct within the leisure trade. He additionally cited the movie “The Two Popes,” saying, “It was a big year for pedos.”

Just a few others

Gervais’ jokes had been everywhere in the board, so listed below are a number of that don’t fall into one class:

“We’re all going to die soon, and there’s no sequel.” Simple sufficient.

He made a joke about Felicity Huffman and her daughter regarding the Varsity Blues scandal. No one preferred it.

“Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him,” mentioned Gervais, talking about Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and the entire thing about how the actor doesn’t date girls his personal age.

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