Ricky Gervais’ most brutal and epic Golden Globes insults that shocked Hollywood stars | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Ricky Gervais is known for the brutal jibes he aimed at his celebrity peers when he hosted the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, again in 2016, and for the final time in 2020. “Looking at all the wonderful faces here,” Ricky declared in 2010, “reminds me of the great work that’s been done this year – by cosmetic surgeons.”
Ricky’s humour, needless to say, didn’t always go down well in the room.
Jennifer Lopez – whom he lampooned for passing herself off as authentically “street” – claimed to have confronted Gervais backstage.
And Mel Gibson jokingly – but perhaps not that jokingly – threatened to knock him out in 2016.
Ricky’s devastating insight was that we don’t tune in to award ceremonies to see celebrities succeed.
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He said: “One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe… officially. But if you were to buy one, the man to see would be [HFPA head] Philip Berk.”
Not wanting to tame down his act, Ricky continued to hit out at A-list stars again in 2011.
Taking aim at former party boy Charlie Sheen he joked: “It’s gonna be a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie calls it: breakfast.
“So, let’s get this straight: what he did was, he picked up a porn star, paid her to have dinner with him, introduced her to his ex-wife, as you do, went to a hotel, got drunk, got naked, trashed the place while she was locked in a cupboard… and that was a Monday.
For his last stint of hosting the Golden Globes in 2020, Ricky decided to go out with a massive bang, leaving no stone unturned.
He started by discussing Hollywood links to the late convicted paedophile Jefferey Epstein.
Ricky remarked: “In the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care.”
He also roasted his comedic rival James Corden by saying: “The world got to see James Corden as a fat p****y. He was also in the movie Cats, but no one saw that.”
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is hosting the awards that begin at 1am UK time.
UK viewers can stream the ceremony on Peacock, which is available on Sky and NOW