Ricky Gervais Shreds Hollywood Elites: No Position to Lecture Public, Just Take Your Little Award

Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the fifth and final time. Gervais let it fly in his opening monologue roasting everyone in attendance. Before he got started with his roast of Hollywood he reminded those in attendance and those watching “Remember they’re just jokes, we’re all going to die soon and there’s no sequel so… yeah, remember that.” The full monologue is at the end of the article.

Gervais made a joke about Ronan Farrow coming after the executives in the room. Farrow went after NBC executives highlighting the alleged cover-up the company did on different sexual misconduct reports. No executives were fired and NBC did respond by calling Farrow a terrorist. The pan of the audience during the joke showed an awkward grimace on Johnathan Pryce’s face. 

Pryce was in the movie ‘The Two Popes’ that was the jab of Gervais’s next joke. “Talking of all l you perverts it was a big year for pedophile movies ‘Surviving R Kelly’ ‘Leaving Neverland’ ‘Two Popes’. Pryce played Pope Francis in the film.

Gervais gives props to Netflix. “You could binge-watch the entire first season of ‘Afterlife’ instead of watching this show (Golden Globes). That 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, okay. Spoiler alert: season two is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself just like Jeffery Epstein.” The Audience booed the joke, and Gervais was quick to say “Shut up, I know he’s your friend but I don’t care. You had to make your own way here on your own plane didn’t ya.”

Gervais also went after Martin Scorsese’s height, Leonardo DeCaprio’s dating life, James Corden, The movie Cats, Judy Dench and more. Throughout the monologue, Gervais made it clear he didn’t care what folks think, and this was the last time he would be hosting. He hit on the ‘woke’ Hollywood for his final joke telling the actors to not use their acceptance speeches as a platform to “So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God and f*** off, OK? It’s already three hours long.

The Monologue went viral making #GoldenGlobes the number one trending Twitter hashtag for hours. 

It’s interesting to note, that this isn’t necessarily the Hollywood shock as one may think, although we can’t know for sure. You can’t put it past comedians and TV shows to do things that are unexpected for ratings and news, even when it seems like a blow to some of their egos. This is, after all, Hollywood.