Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2011: Did He Go Too Far?
With a sip of his beer and a barrage jokes, Ricky Gervais left the audience of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards speechless. Promising to “notch it up” for this year’s show, the comedian certainly didn’t disappoint his fans – though he did manage to anger many on Hollywood’s A-List and the awards show organizers.
Disappearing from the stage for nearly an hour during the ceremony, many speculated that the host had been fired midway through the broadcast [via The Telegraph].
“Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I’d say the show’s going pretty good so far, wouldn’t you?” Robert Downy Jr. asked the audience.
Ricky introduced the ‘Iron Man’ star, saying, “… Many of you in this room probably know [Robert Downey Jr.] from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.”
Ricky also took a dig at the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Philip Berk, saying, “I had to help the HFPA president off the toilet and pop his teeth back in.” The HFPA President later replied, “No comment,” when asked if he would invite Ricky back to host the Golden Globe Awards for the third year in a row.
What did you think of Ricky Gervais as host of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards?
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