Ricky Gervais, who is known for his controversial humour, returned to host the 77th Golden Globe Awards, 2020 after 2016 and left no stone unturned!
The Office star is known for grilling the celebrities in good fun and cracking extremely brutal jokes and this year was no exception.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest from E! on the Red Carpet Gervais revealed, “As I put down the phone, I said why am I doing this again. It’s Christmas ruined, I’ve got to write jokes now. I cannot wait for this to be over. Hosting is my version of an extreme sport: I say awful things to celebrities’ faces and see what happens.”
Ricky Gervais Began The Show With A Monologue:
“You’ll be pleased to know this is the last time I’m hosting these awards. I don’t care anymore. I’m joking, I never did. Lucky for me the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English, they don’t know what Twitter is. I came here in a limo tonight, and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman. I feel sorry for her daughter. That must be the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her – and her dad was in Wild Hogs.”
The monologue had many of the celebrities, including Tom Hanks wincing.
Gervais further said to the crowd filled with Hollywood’s A-Listers, “You’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. Talking of all your perverts, it was a big year for pedophile movies. Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland, Two Popes.”
“The Hollywood Foreign Press is very very racist. We were going to do an In Memoriam, but when I saw the list, it wasn’t diverse enough. I said no, not on my watch.” He further added, “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. Shut up, I know he’s your friend! You had to make your own way here, didn’t you? Take your own plane.”
His other one-liners included:
“I’ve heard there’s going to be a sequel to Sophie’s Choice. It’d just be Meryl saying ‘Well, it’s got to be this one then.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end his date was too old for him. Even Prince Andrew was like ‘Come on.’”
“The world got to see James Corden as a fat p**sy. He was also in the movie Cats, but no one saw that. Judi Dench –” it was at this point Gervais paused, appearing to shock himself.
“Oh god, I can’t do this one. Judi Dench said it was the role of a lifetime because she loves nothing more than plonking herself down on the carpet, lifting her leg, and licking her own minge.”
He also insisted that the winners don’t engage in political talks during their acceptance speeches and said, “Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. Accept your award, thank your agent, and your god, and f**k off.”
Winners of the Golden Globes:
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won Best Actress in a TV Series — Musical or Comedy for her brilliant performance in Fleabag which also won Best Comedy Show. On accepting the award she said, “There was a lot of talk about chemistry this season… but he can have chemistry with a pebble. “I have to thank Obama for putting us on his list. Personally, he’s always been on mine. And if you don’t get that, watch season one of Fleabag.” As Obama added Fleabag to his annual list of Favourite Shows on Twitter.
Critically acclaimed movie Parasite won Best Foreign-Language film: “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many amazing films,” said director Bong Joon-ho with the help of a translator.
Olivia Colman won Best Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. “I don’t know what to say because I… I’d already got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn’t going to happen. Genuinely stumped,” she admitted during her acceptance speech.
Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and gave one of the most epic speeches saying, “Thank you to the eclectic and ever-raucous Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” he said. He further made a special mention to his co-star and partner in crime Leonardo DiCaprio saying, “Hey, I would’ve shared the raft,” making a hilarious reference to Titanic. He joked about being linked to women post-divorce saying, “I would’ve brought my mom but didn’t because any woman I stand next to, they think I’m dating.”
Actress/Comedian Akwafina won Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for her work in The Farewell. On accepting the award she said, “If I fall upon hard times I can sell this. I’ve never been to the Golden Globes. I’m here now and it’s this, and it’s great.” She dedicated the award to her father: I told you I’d get a job, dad.”
Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama (and gave a memorable speech, read below) for Joker, and Renee Zellweger won the Best Actress category for her role as Judy Garland in Judy and said “Well hi everybody, it’s nice to see you! Y’all look pretty good 17 years later” during her acceptance speech.
Joaquin Phoenix Unforgettable Acceptance Speech: