The 68th Annual Golden Globes

I thought he was hilarious. He was the only reason I watched the GGs and he didn't disappoint.

He was saying what everyone was thinking, especially about The Tourist and Burlesque.
 
So what's everyone's love with this guy? I just don't see it. There's being funny in a negative way and then there's just being an ass at times.

I loved him on the original version of The Office, I loved him on Extras, and his standup is hilarious. So I'm used to his d-bagness.

For example, I happen to love Sex and the City. It was a smart, funny as hell show and I have the entire series on DVD. I get annoyed to no end at the attitude from a bunch of immature little boys who drool over superhero movies all year long that because women have the nerve to age that they somehow shouldn't be allowed to make movies anymore, which happens every time a new SATC movie comes out.

However, last night when Ricky said he saw one of the SATC2 cast on an episode of Bonanza, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. It was one of my favorite lines of the night. :lmao:
 
I loved him on the original version of The Office, I loved him on Extras, and his standup is hilarious. So I'm used to his d-bagness.

For example, I happen to love Sex and the City. It was a smart, funny as hell show and I have the entire series on DVD. I get annoyed to no end at the attitude from a bunch of immature little boys who drool over superhero movies all year long that because women have the nerve to age that they somehow shouldn't be allowed to make movies anymore, which happens every time a new SATC movie comes out.

Just to clarify, I'm not one of those types. To be honest, I still find Cattrall attractive and have no hate for that show or it's films. Much like Twilight, it's not my thing so I don't bother watching it, thus don't rip on it.

I guess Ricky just rubs me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong, I do like some people that do rude comedy, but for some reason I don't like his style.
 
So what's everyone's love with this guy? I just don't see it. There's being funny in a negative way and then there's just being an ass at times.
The unabashed presentation of the impure and shameful thoughts that everyone is too afraid to blurt out. People are laughing because he's openly addressing these embarrassing situations at the type of ceremonies where ass-kissing and industry **********s are the norm.

The celebs who are full of themselves will be the only ones offended. That's why the awards shows are the perfect roasting events. Anyone that thinks they deserve pampering, probably deserves the insults.
 
I thought he was hilarious. He was the only reason I watched the GGs and he didn't disappoint.

He was saying what everyone was thinking, especially about The Tourist and Burlesque.

The bribes and trip to see Cher were in the media, nothing was made up. You won't see those films nominated at the Oscars. Angelina Jolie laughed when she found out she was nominated and Depp wasn't even sitting in the Sony section for The Tourist, he was at the Disney section for Alice in Wonderland.
 
Just to clarify, I'm not one of those types. To be honest, I still find Cattrall attractive and have no hate for that show or it's films. Much like Twilight, it's not my thing so I don't bother watching it, thus don't rip on it.

I guess Ricky just rubs me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong, I do like some people that do rude comedy, but for some reason I don't like his style.

And for that, I thank you. :yay:

It's understandable, he's just not for everyone.
 
If you look at Morgan Freeman in last years Golden Globes he looked bored at Gervais's monologue.
Lol yeah, I just watched all of Ricky's stuff from 2010 Globes. So much better stuff.

It would be hilarious if Gervais was asked to come back

"I'm back! You'd be surprised at what a little money can buy you"
It would be great, but I doubt the HFP have the balls to get him back for a third round.

Ricky gem from 2009 Globes, when he was just a presenter:

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I'm so glad Ricky called them out for the B.S. Tourist noms. That movie was the definition of bland and barely recognizable as a "comedy."

The musical/comedy category gets that a lot; it's like the HFPA use the category for a catch-all for **** they want nominated but couldn't fit into the drama category, whether it's appropriate or not.

I love Depp, but two noms in one category? They couldn't find anyone else to fill that 5th slot? What about giving Tom Hanks a nom for Toy Story? Aaron Johnson for Kick Ass? Or even Bruce Willis for Red, since they considered the movie deserving of a nom?
 
The whole backlash with Gervais is just further proof that Hollywood and the media outlets here need to grow a sense of humor.
 
Like Tom Hanks said in last year's Globes: "Everybody can take a joke!".
 
Should Ricky Gervais Have Been Fired at the Globes?
Today 7:26 PM PST by Joal Ryan
Virginia Sherwood/NBC
UPDATE: The Hollywood Foreign Press and now Ricky Gervais have spoken out about last night's show.
But did they call each other out?

Nope.
According to the Golden Globes givers and the Golden Globes host, all is well.
"We loved the show," the Hollywood Foreign Press said in a statement to E! News. "It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking."
"When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far," the group continued. "The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we've ever had and we were pleased."
According to Gervais, there are no hard feelings between him and Hollywood, either. "Everyone took it well, and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great," he said in a statement.
And as for that long gap on Sunday's show in which Gervais was M.I.A.? It was a long gap, Gervais explained—nothing more, nothing less.
"I did every single introduction I was meant to," Gervais said. "…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)."

No, Ricky Gervais wasn't escorted from the premises mid-way through the Golden Globes.
But should he have been?
Ratings-wise, the Gervais-hosted (or was it roasted?) affair was a hit.
Early numbers show the Globes reaching its biggest audience—just under 17 million viewers, up slightly from last year—since 2007.
All things considered, the Nielsen performance was impressive, coming at a time when post-Avatar Hollywood is on a two-month losing streak at the box office, and coming on a night when some of the biggest winners (Paul Giamatti, Melissa Leo, Colin Firth) weren't the biggest stars.
As for the Gervais factor…
When the emcee disappeared from the show for about an hour, the Twitterverse got fired up with the notion that the Scientology-, Tourist- and Charlie Sheen-skewering comic had been fired. But, alas, Gervais was only on a break. He finished the show—even if, as the Hollywood Reporter speculated, the Globes may be finished with him.
"In what will undoubtedly be his last hosting gig for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (and, who knows, maybe any Stateside awards)," the trade paper wrote, "he didn't disappoint."
Yup, in addition to good ratings, Gervais got good reviews—from TV critics, that is. New York Magazine said Globe attendees "might not have enjoyed Gervais's bruising one-liners tonight, but screw 'em. They're rich and they can take it." Entertainment Weekly thanked the man for "bringing the sort of funny rudeness and effrontery…that make an awards show such as the Golden Globes engaging to watch."
Gervais' notices from Hollywood weren't as glowing. During the telecast, presenter Robert Downey Jr. took a deft swipe at the show as "hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones." Tom Hanks and Tim Allen tag-teamed on a line about how Gervais used to be a "very kind comedian."
When the Los Angeles Times caught up with the Hollywood Foreign Press president—himself a target of Gervais—and asked if the comic would be back next year, the exec told the paper, "No comment."
And if the Washington Post is correct, that'll be the end of that—and Gervais. Wrote critic Lisa de Moraes, "We're here to bring you the TV news that emanated from the frosty ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel where Gervais's career died."




Saw this over at E Online. It's kind of refreshing considering I thought Gervais's jokes were funny and relevant although he was better last year.
 
Oh yeah, he needs to get over the fact that Steve Carell did a better job with his character in The Office.
Considering the fact that the two characters they play are very different, no, he doesn't :huh:
 
It annoys me to see some people bending over backwards to come to the defense of all the celebs who's sensibilities were "hurt" by gervais jokes. Although they probably won't invite him back if they did the ratings would be great.
 
Great crop of winners this year. I'm especially gratified for Christian Bale's victory. His speech showed a very human side of himself that he normally keeps private and it makes me respect him all the more.

And he looks like Jesus.
 
Bruce Willis didn't seem too happy after being called Ashton Kutcher's father...or maybe he doesn't like public speaking.

Bruce Willis hates public speaking. Youtube any interview with him, he's awkward as hell.
 
The Globes are stupid. They nominated Alice in Wonderland for BP in Musical/Comedy AND Depp for Best Actor twice for crappy movies :dry:
 

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