With Ricky Gervais at the podium hosting the Golden Globes, there was never a question the body count would be high.
Nary an A-lister, presidential candidate or disgraced comedian was spared the invective of the scathing Brit, who resumed his hosting duties after three years of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (who also weren’t safe from his jokes at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom).
Gervais applauded America’s Sweetheart for calling out unequal pay for women in Hollywood, but wondered if blue-collar workers were worried about how she could ever get by on just $52 million.
Gervais said Polanski considered “Spotlight,” about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, “the best date movie ever.”
After calling the crowd a bunch of sexual deviants in his opening remarks, Gervais said, “I’m going to do this monologue and then go into hiding. Not even Sean Penn will find me.” He also called the actor a “snitch” for his role in helping authorities find El Chapo.
Gervais remarked that the former Bruce Jenner has become “a role model for trans-people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers.” The dig refers to the fatal car accident Jenner was involved in last year.
“No, I know there were two of them, but it’s not my fault if they want to share the money, is it? That’s their stupid fault. It’s funny because it’s true,” he added.