The 2020 Golden Globes took place Sunday night and were full of memorable moments. The host was the controversial Ricky Gervais.
Gervais ripped Hollywood elites during his opening monologue of the show.
He cracked jokes about celebrities, Apple sweatshops, and (their “friend”) Jeffrey Epstein.
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“You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg,” Gervais told the A-list crowd at the top of the show.
“So, if you win, come up, accept your little award tonight, come up, accept it, thank your agent and your God, and fuck off.
No one cares about your views on politics or culture.”
Gervais saved his most stinging barb for Apple, which entered the entertainment business last year with the debut of Apple TV+. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in attendance during Sunday’s ceremony.
Gervais started by complimenting Apple’s The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, but soon switched into attack mode.
“A superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing made by a company the at runs sweatshops in China,” the actor-comedian said.
2. Here’s the clip:
Ricky Gervais: “So in the end he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up, I know he’s your friend but I don’t care.” pic.twitter.com/ILkx36BIiE
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From the moment Ricky Gervais walked on stage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, it was clear he was taking no prisoners.
Here are a few of his best:
“I came here in a limo tonight and the licence plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”
“Martin Scorsese said the Marvel films remind him of theme parks. I don’t know what he’s doing hanging around theme parks – he’s not big enough to go on the rides.”
“Knives Out has three nominations tonight. See what can happen when you don’t dress people up as Cats?”
“We were going to do an In Memoriam section, but when I saw the list of people who had died this year, it wasn’t diverse enough. It was mostly white people. And I thought, ‘No, not on my watch.'”
“In a moment we’re going to see a short clip from The Irishman. It’s 88 minutes long.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end his date was too old for him.”
“Lots of big celebrities here tonight. Legends. Icons. On the same table, there’s Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Baby Yoda. Oh no, that’s Joe Pesci, sorry.”
“Kevin Hart was fired from the Oscars for some offensive tweets. Luckily for me, the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English and they’ve no idea what Twitter is, so I got offered this gig by fax.”