Golden Globes 2020 has begun and so has all the fun, which especially reminds us of the host for the night – Ricky Gervais. Gervais is hosting the annual ceremony for the fifth time this year. Well, Ricky is known for his tongue-in-cheek humour and he hasn’t shied away from poking fun at Hollywood, including the celebrities, during his earlier stints as the host and, well, this year at Golden Globes seems no different. Being back at what he does the best; the comedian didn’t spare a lot of guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.
Ricky Gervais, in his opening monologue, targeted Martin Scorsese, Felicity Huffman, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Leonardo DiCaprio and superhero movies. Well, he also joked on the recent controversy, wherein he had tweeted a couple of jokes on trans women. Ricky revealed how he was surprised to come onboard as the host, while making a reference to Kevin Hart’s ouster from hosting the Academy 2018 due to his offensive tweets. “Kevin Hart was fired for some offensive tweets,” said Ricky, followed by a “Hello.” (ALSO READ - Golden Globes 2020 LIVE Updates: Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Fleabag, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Big Winners So Far)
Here are some of Ricky Gervais’ hilarious, some offensive, punches from the monologue at Golden Globes 2020:
“I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman. … It’s her daughter I feel sorry for, OK? That must be the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her. And her dad was in ‘Wild Hogs.'”
“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.”
“In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world, people from every background. But they all have one thing in common: They’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you.”
“Look, talking of all you perverts, it was a big year for paedophile films — ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ ‘Leaving Neverland,’ ‘Two Popes.'”
“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 ‘Afterlife’ 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’ still more fun than this.”
“‘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.”
“The world got to see James Corden as a fat pussy. He was also in the movie ‘Cats,’ but no one saw that.”
“Dame Judi Dench defended [‘Cats’] saying it was the role she was born to play because she — I can’t do this next joke,” Gervais laughed before continuing. “Because she loves nothing better than plunking herself down on the carpet, lifting her leg, and licking her own minge.”
“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.”
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