In his fifth gig as the host of the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais didn't shy away from touching upon hot topics like #MeToo, 2019 college admissions scandal involving Felicity Huffman, Martin Scorsese's Marvel comments and the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
The British "Office" creator began his opening remarks by promising that this would be his last time hosting.
After a few digs at William H Macy and Joe Pesci, who he referred to as Baby Yoda, he moved onto the lack of diversity among the nominees at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.
Gervais ended his monologue by asking the stars at the ceremony to not use the platform to make a political speech.
"If you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a political platform to make a political speech. 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.
So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f*** off. OK?" During the telecast at the NBC, Gervais' swear words and his use of profanity in two separate jokes were beeped out.
Check out Twitter reactions:<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom Hanks' reaction to Ricky Gervais' opening monologue at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoldenGlobes?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoldenGlobes</a> <a href="https://t.co/JqAdJXRT1n">https://t.co/JqAdJXRT1n</a> <a href="https://t.co/mt2muEi9Ju">pic.twitter.com/mt2muEi9Ju</a></p>— Variety (@Variety) <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1213990908552605696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Finally someone speaks the truth to the Hollywood “elite”— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 6, 2020
Actors show up in thousands of dollars worth of clothes, in private limos, flying private planes, to lecture ordinary Americans because we support our president
Hats off to @rickygervaispic.twitter.com/g2QDPiilH5
Ricky Gervais brought a goddamn flamethrower to the Golden Globes https://t.co/tLeY4F9DGc— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 6, 2020
Opening monologue by Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. 7 mins of comedy in a British accent. What else do u want pic.twitter.com/8w2mlcwpsz— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 6, 2020
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