Has Ricky Gervais forever changed the job of Award Show Host? His insult humor got the celebrities at the Golden Globes riled up and the Hollywood Foreign Press seething, but it seems the TV audience got a kick out of it. Cameras caught actors wincing and looking shocked or bursting out with embarrassed laughter in the show audience. Ricky WAS funny when he introduced A-list actors by listing the worst movies they ever made. And calling Bruce WillisAshton Kutcher’s father” WAS amusing. Poking fun at pompous pampered stars IS delicious and it’s fun to see their reactions. When Ricky insulted the president of the HFPA by saying he just had to “help him off the toilet and pop his teeth in” he must have known he wouldn’t be invited back- either to host or accept an award. How did YOU like Ricky as the insult host?


Posted by Janet on January 17, 2011

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  1. By pit bull lover
    On January 17, 2011 at

    best show ever screw em all with no sense of humor on reality of that town….. what i caught of it that is……
    all of the snarky comments made by every one
    true funny needed perfect
    even deniro! yea bob!!
    still kills me to hear my love al ( as in PACINO, bitches) mention his “girlfriend” when he accepts his due just awards…..I guess no matter how old you get you can still have a girlfriend …. at least AL CAN!!!

  2. By Palermo
    On January 17, 2011 at

    he was the only interesting part of the night; loved when he dissed the Cruise/Travolta CoS crappola

  3. By Tinchy
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Loved it,he was so good!Hollywood actors take themselves way too serious,finally someone told the truth and called them out on their s—y movies and behaviour.Go,Ricky!We need more award hosts like him,I was tired of “safe”jokes.Too bad he will not be invited to host after yesterday.

  4. By hell0
    On January 17, 2011 at

    He was absolutely fabu!!! Bravo!!!
    Too bad he didn’t make a joke about the murder that got away on his bike.

  5. By JD
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Loved Ricky. Honestly, I only watched it because he was hosting and if you can’t laugh at yourself, as you collect $5M to $20M for a crappy movie you happened to make at one time or another, then “Cry Me a River” Go Robert and Robert, you two will forever live more and more in my heart. You two absolutetly get it!!!!!

    P.S. Janet, make a note of this. Next year, if Ricky isn’t hosting, the ratings will be down.

  6. By Bettye Bluejay
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Loved it! The only negative part was that there wasn’t more Ricky throughout the show.
    Ricky has the courage to tell the truth about people, and laugh at the same time. Hey, his jokes were cleared ahead of time.

  7. By Nancy
    On January 17, 2011 at

    The show was hilarious! I loved all the cring worthy moments! I wonder what Kathy Griffin was thinking? Ricky’s Hosting was better than any Bravo Comedy special she has put on.

  8. By jojo
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Ricky was funny. He went with a “Roast” mentality and he did great.
    Looked like Johnny Depp was laughing. If you can’t laugh at a joke, even if it is at your expense, you are a pampered hollywood diva who makes way frickin too much money. Welcome to real life where friends and foes will dog you without mercy.

  9. By Denise
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I thought he was hysterical as well. The stars know when one of their movies isn’t any good. Look at DeNiro’s speech where he acknowledged some of his lesser movies more recently Little Fockers. People in Hollywood take themselves way too seriously. I always think about the Jack Nicholson as The Joker line from the first Batman film, “this town sure needs an enema”.

  10. By cal
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I never bother to watch awards shows. But this one I definately will.

    Love Ricky and his humour.

  11. By elle
    On January 17, 2011 at

    loved Gervais on this show! I rarely if ever laugh out loud at the “jokes” and bits that have been done on past U.S. award shows – but it so was fantastic and refreshing and laugh out loud fun to watch Gervais and sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what he might say next on last night’s GG Awards.

  12. By Teresa
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Ricky was simply brilliant. He is the ONLY reason I tuned in to watch. So, if he’s not back next year, neither will I. Most of these so-called celebs are self-absorbed nitwits and Ricky was right to skewer them at every opportunity. And who can argue the truth in what he said? Yes, it was told wickedly, but it was the truth all the same. And his closing line was a classic. The only part of the show I hated was when he seemingly disappeared during the show’s mid-point. I was getting ready to turn it off, when he reappeared for some more of his wonderful brand of humor. Was he sent to the woodshed do you think? Those silly H-wood celebs are so thin-skinned, though it was also clear that many of them LOVED his routine. If the HFPA bans him, they are only hurting themselves as he clearly upped their ratings.

  13. By Walt Cliff
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I thought he did an incredible job. He was the only reason I watched.

  14. By uncle bill
    On January 17, 2011 at

    absolutely not.

  15. By truth
    On January 17, 2011 at

    OMG! AWESOME! It is true, just watching the audience reactions was great! I loved it when he ditched the presenters and some of them came out and pretended nothing was said. And so funny when some of them tried to come back at Ricky. He made the show. If you cant laugh at yourself then you shouldnt get $15 million a movie. suck it up

  16. By Rick
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I usually find self congratulatory award shows tedious and boring so I skipped it. Maybe I shouldn’t have last night.

  17. By Indy
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Ricky was great. And I especially loved it when he introduced Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s father. I just wish he would have made a remark about Jane Lynch and her wife Laura; but that might have started a riot…..expect the unexpected when it comes to those in GollyWeird.

  18. By diva
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Ricky is the BEST.
    How stupid if they don’t want him back!

  19. By FunMe
    On January 17, 2011 at

    funny, Funny, FUNNY!

    Have these over pamper spoiled celebrities forgotten what freaking COMEDY is?

    Intro like this will get me back to watch an awards show.

    Good job Ricky! WE LOVED IT!

  20. By Beachy
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Honestly, I never watch those award shows. It’s just sickening to see these over-paid, egotists strut their stuff. It’s all “Me, me, me!”

    However, this guy sounds funny and I wish I would have seen him.

  21. By Muffin Top!!
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Seemed to me he had a bone to pick with the GG execs. I sense he did not want to come back next year, therefore he didn’t care who he pissed off.

    The Ashton/Bruce joke was very funny indeed. Some of the other jokes may have been a bit mean spirited but I think he did redeem himself. Except of course the comment about the old toothless dude on the toilet.

    Mr. Gervais did seem to disappear towards the end of the show though. It did not seem to be planned as his presence was so strong in the beginning. I do sense there was some drama going on behind the scenes that Wei were privy to.

  22. By Reta
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I thought he was refreshing as well. And what was up with all the women stumbling over their dresses and holding them up with their hands as they walked? If your dress is too long maybe you need a different dress?!

  23. By right
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I though Gervais was edgy. I doubt a large portion of those in attendance expected what he did….let it fly with a DGF attitude;

    Here’s the Robert Downey Jr piece: Presenter Robert Downey Jr. is one of them. When Gervais introduced him on stage, he rattled off a list of the actor’s films before snipping, “But many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.”

    Downey Jr later said on stage: “Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I’d say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn’t you?”

    Presenters Tom Hanks and his Toy Story 3 costar Tim Allen also criticized Gervais, with Hanks saying: “We recall when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby but very kind comedian,” to which Allen added: “Neither of which he is now.”


  24. By Bu
    On January 17, 2011 at

    There is a line between Presenter/host and a roast master! I thought that he went a bit overboard considering that it came from an odd anger rather then funny!

  25. By Roni
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I thought he was great, these egomaniacs need to get over themselves and get a sense of humor. If you make of fool of yourself in public someone like Rickey WILL mock you. Deal with it!

  26. By Eric
    On January 17, 2011 at

    I LOVED Ricky as host! The whole country is talking about it and hello?!…the Globes is getting press it can only dream about. Can you say “ratings increase wildly” next year. Who needs another 2 hour schmooze fest with BORING speeches. Loved it.

  27. By Patrick
    On January 17, 2011 at

    Roasts are big pop culture biz lately.
    Isn’t that what’s going on here. Reta I want a safe word.

  28. By Natalie
    On January 18, 2011 at

    The ONLY reason I watched the show was because of Ricky Gervais. He didn’t disappoint. I thought he was brilliant and the “stars” need to get over themselves. As Piers Morgan tweeted, you don’t invite a shark into a swimming pool and then complain when it bites the kids. Everyone knew what they were getting with Ricky Gervais and now to say he was out of line is just ridiculous. The only thing lacking in that awards show was that there wasn’t enough Ricky Gervais. Nothing is more boring than watching a bunch of overpaid crybabies giving each other awards and thanking everyone they ever met. Give us the shark!

  29. By Indy
    On January 18, 2011 at

    To add to my above brilliant remark above (LOL)….These pampered stars should just take what he said with a grain of salt and suck it up. Have you ever seen a roast of a star? There are lots more harsh things said about the person being roasted and everyone laughs like hyenas. Ricky, you rock baby.

  30. By Victoria Lee
    On January 18, 2011 at

    I thought he was the best part of the show. He was spot on!

  31. By Anon1
    On January 18, 2011 at

    That was the best thing Ive ever seen on TV Ricky is my hero..also these are people who act for a living so why do WE take them so seriously lmao ..gimme a damn break, I think he took it easy on them if anything

  32. By crtb
    On January 18, 2011 at

    He did exactly what everyone knew he was going to do. Stop acting so surprised people!

  33. By Seriously?
    On January 18, 2011 at

    Ricky was funny. The Golden Globes knew exactly what they were getting, and I think he’ll be back.

  34. By georgie
    On January 18, 2011 at

    Best awards show host ever.

  35. By Tom
    On January 18, 2011 at

    Hey, anyone who can ruffle this many feathers of Hollywood “Royalty,” (Hanks, Spielberg, etc.) has got MY vote.

    Come on back, Ricky. You MADE the show.

  36. By Selene
    On January 18, 2011 at

    I loved Ricky as the host….what a shame these puffed up celebs cant laugh at themselves….bunch of spoiled brats….bring Ricky back!!

  37. By strom
    On January 19, 2011 at

    Did he ask J Lo about Black Puffy COmbs?

    Did he ask Morgan Freeman about the little woman?

  38. By Fabu
    On January 19, 2011 at

    I thought he was awesome… best awards show I’ve ever seen!

  39. By Kerri
    On January 19, 2011 at

    LOVED IT!! I will absolutely watch anything he hosts in the future!

  40. By Marianne
    On January 19, 2011 at

    You know, I am torn in re to this. On one hand I think that Ricky was out of line, especially his remarks about Downey, Travolta, and Cruise. However, this type of treatment is what celebrities sign up for when they go into the “business.” I guess they need to understand this before they put themselves out there and conduct themselves accordingly.

  41. By Mavis
    On January 20, 2011 at

    Glad to see he can put words in his mouth instead of food. In fact, it looks as if he’s been keeping food out of his mouth for awhile, practicing for his presentation.

    Back atcha man.

  42. By Genna
    On January 20, 2011 at

    Fabulousssssssss~! Laughed the entire time Ricky was on the tv. It was a step up from the usual dog and pony award show and finally an awards that is not just about Ange and Brad

  43. By Denise
    On January 22, 2011 at

    Ricky, Ricky, Ricky. He’s absolutely brilliant and as a host, he delivered. I notice that Hollywood always seems to protect its own, they have one another’s back but it’s nice to know that they are human and are just like the rest of us……exept they have fame, power and money. Lucky them. Ricky rocks, however.

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