Oh, Johnny Depp and Ricky Gervais. I could watch these two all day…here’s a clip from Ricky’s show on BBC2:
If you’ll recall, (and it does seem like ages ago) Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. I’m amazed at the idiots out there who simply cannot take a joke, by the way. Actually, I’m not. Let’s take a quick stroll down Hilarity Lane, shall we?
Can you IMAGINE watching The Golden Globes telecast with the sound on MUTE, while listening to a podcast with Ricky Gervais and his friends? My only request is that he also invite Daniel Tosh, Dave Attell and Tom Six (the director of The Human Centipede) for good measure.
I’m so on-board with this that my bags are packed.
While I’m personally not a fan of Ricky Gervais, (this is Brittani!) I can appreciate him not wanting to be a kiss ass host with last night’s Golden Globes. The celebs weren’t the only ones who got their fancy panties in a bunch, the HFPA is pissed at him too. A member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Agency had this to say:
“Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure. For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain.”
Well gee, you don’t sound butthurt at all. If you watched, you probably noticed that Ricky seemed to have disappeared during the last hour of the show. He denies he was pulled from hosting in the last hour in an email to the New York Daily News,
“I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just happened to be a long gap. This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humor). Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great.”
I feel like a lot of people are blaming the celebrities for being too uptight, but would you want to have your failure of a movie (ahem), or former drug problems, thrown in your face while you’re up for an award? Too bad, apparently. I’m sure they know that the Golden Globes, and most awards shows, are total BS–but they are there to have fun. **COUGHAnd promote their films COUGH**
Obviously, some people were in on the jokes, or decided to play along. The HFPA knew that Gervais would lay into the crowd as he did last year when he was the host.
So, screen his jokes, or better yet, don’t have a host at all.