Ricky Gervais Didn't Hold Back During His Last Ever Golden Globes
He took a pop at... well, basically everyone, as he hosted the 77th awards ceremony, which took place in the Beverly Hills Hilton on Sunday night (5 January) in Hollywood.
Straight from the get-go we knew we were in for a rocky ride - he kicked off the evening with a joke about Jeffrey Epstein's death.
The gag came after he'd spoken about his series After Life being renewed, which meant a comeback for the depressed lead character, played by the comedian himself.
Gervais joked: "So in the end, he didn't kill himself - just like Jeffrey Epstein."
When the audience groaned, he added: "Shut up, I don't care. I know he was your friend."
Guests didn't quite know how to react to the contentious issue, with the award for best awkward reaction going directly to Tom Hanks, for this absolute belter:
Tom Hanks' reaction to Ricky Gervais' opening monologue at the #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/JqAdJXRT1n pic.twitter.com/mt2muEi9Ju
- Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2020
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Gervais also took a swipe at the Irishman cast, saying: "So lots of big celebrities here tonight. I mean, legend, icons, yeah? This table alone: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Baby Yoda ... Oh, that's Joe Pesci! I love you, man; don't have me whacked."
And then, he managed to land four insults in one, saying: "Look, talking of all you perverts, it was a big year for paedophile films - Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland, The Two Popes..."
He then had a go at the actual awards ceremony itself, saying: "Everyone's watching Netflix. This show should just be me coming out, 'You win everything, Netflix, good night.' No, we drag it out three hours!
"You could binge watch After Life instead of watching this show. That's a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer - and it's still more fun than this."
Next up, proving nobody was safe, was one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Gervais said: "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end his date was too old for him."
He also told the audience to calm down with their political statements, saying: "So if you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech, right? You're in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. If you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f*** off."
It's no wonder they're not letting him do it again. Not a single f*** was given, and we wouldn't have him any other way.
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