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Mel Gibson, Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Video 2016: Watch Awkward Exchange

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Mel Gibson Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Video 2016

By Michael Lewittes |

Mel Gibson Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Video 2016

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Mel Gibson and Ricky Gervais had an awkward exchange that was both tense and slightly amusing at Sunday’s 2016 Golden Globes. Watch below.

Gibson was at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards to do the presentation for Best Motion Picture – Drama nominee Mad Max: Fury Road. He, of course, starred in the original film. And while some presenters were introduced by the evening’s unseen announcer, host Gervais was the one doing the honors for Gibson.

Gervais infamously crushed the actor with a ruthless joke a few years ago, and now noted that he had said a “few unsavory things,” but “wasn’t judging” him. As for now being in the “awkward position” of having to introduce him, the controversial comedian said, “I blame NBC for this terrible situation,” before hysterically adding, “We know who Mel blames.” Then he said, “Mel’s forgotten about it…That’s what drinking does.” Gervais went on to joke, “I rather have a drink with [Gibson] in his hotel room tonight than Bill Cosby.”

For his part, when Gibson came onstage, he said, “I love seeing Ricky once every three years because it reminds me to get a colonoscopy.” Gervais then returned to the stage and the pair shared a few uncomfortable words before he whispered to Gibson, “What the f**k does sugart*ts even mean?” That’s what Gibson called one of the female officers in the police station after he was arrested for drunk driving years ago.

Gibson seemed not pleased that Gervais went there, and the camera even panned to Alan Cumming in the audience looking absolutely stunned with his hands over his mouth. Later, when the awards show was ending, Gervais concluded by saying, “From Mel Gibson and myself, shalom.” Check out the video below.

 


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