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Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes
Jan 7, 2020 at 10:25 PM

The Quick Facts

  • On January 5th, Ricky Gervais hosted the 77th Golden Globe Awards Show. Gervais, known for his controversial jokes at past awards, used his time to attack the celebrities in attendance.
  • Gervais admonished awards winners not to get political, saying: "So if you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything..."
  • Many celebrities, including Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe, and Patricia Arquette mentioned political issues in their acceptance speeches regardless.
  • Gervais also made many jokes at celebrities' expense, including making fun of Cats actors James Corden and Judi Dench, joking about Jeffrey Epstein's alleged suicide and Harvey Weinstein, calling out Apple's labor practices, and saying of the audience that "If ISIS started a streaming service you'd call your agent, wouldn't you?"

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Celebs didn't follow Ricky Gervais' advice at Golden Globes

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Ricky Gervais gives Golden Globes' 'woke' celebrities the comeuppance they deserve. Finally!

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