Ricky Gervais Best Jokes From Golden Globes 2016
Ricky Gervais delivered tons of hilarious jokes and one-liners while hosting the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Gossip Cop has highlights of some of the comedian’s best bits at the Golden Globes!
Gervais went after a ton of A-list celebrities, both during his monologue and throughout the broadcast. While introducing Matt Damon, who was presenting a clip from The Martian, Gervais first mocked the fact that the thriller about a man stranded on Mars had been nominated for Best Motion Picture award as a “comedy.” The host then added that Damon was “the only person Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to.”
When Gervais introduced Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, who presented the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, he said the Latina actresses were “two people who your future president Donald Trump can’t wait to deport.” Later, Gervais said, “Joy” and “Trainwreck,” before adding, “No, not the names of Charlie Sheen’s two favorite hookers.” He then introduced Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, who showed clips from their respective films, Joy and Trainwreck.
Gervais also cracked, “When Brad and Angelina see our next adorable little presenters, they’ll want to adopt them… Kevin Hart and Ken Jeong.” They two men then presented Lady Gaga with the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Mini Series.
Arguably the most cringeworthy moment of the night was Gervais’ awkward exchange with Mel Gibson. While introducing the actor, Gervais offered up something “nice” to say about the actor whom he has ripped on over the years. Gervais’ “nice” comment? “I’d rather have a drink with [Gibson] in his hotel room tonight than Bill Cosby,” the Golden Globes host said.
As for Caitlyn Jenner, Gervais admitted that the reality star became “a role model for trans people everywhere,” but added, “She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t have everything. Not at the same time.” And when discussing Best Motion Picture Drama nominee Spotlight, which tells the story of a pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church, Gervais said, “Roman Polanski called it the best date movie ever.”
Gervais himself has won three Golden Globes, one of which he said, “I keep by the bed… doesn’t matter why. It’s mine. I won it fair and square. It is just the right shape and size.” Just in the case the audience didn’t understand the joke, Gervais hilariously clarified, “So, to be clear, that was a joke about me shoving Golden Globes that I’ve won up my ass. And they asked me to host four times!”