Monday, January 17, 2011

Emcee Hammer


Aw, did widdle Hollywood get its feelings hurt?

Did all those multi-millionaires in the room not feel appropriately genuflected to?

Fuck 'em -- Gervais ruled.

The Telegraph: Did Ricky Gervais Go Too Far at the Golden Globes?/1.17.11

(Update: Loved what Brendon over at What Would Tyler Durden Do had to say about this. His response to the idea that the Hollywood types in the audience were offended that their special night had been somehow sullied: "Fuck you. Your entire life is your special night.")

28 comments:

pcBobby said...

The highlight of the night: "The crowd should look forward to 'a night of partying and heavy drinking -- or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.'"

Chez said...

His shot at Tom Cruise was just spectacular.

Krissy said...

I'm just wondering why everyone is acting so surprised. Have none of them met Ricky Gervais? Poor little privileged wealthy people. I'd feel bad for them but I'm too busy moving out of my falling down one bedroom apartment to care.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on! They had to know what they were getting when they chose Gervais.

Boo-fricken'-hoo.

Anonymous said...

He is amazing. I loved his dig at Steve Carrell later on in the show. Ricky Gervais is way underrated! So glad he got to host!

Anonymous said...

You don't invite people over to your house and then insult them by hitting below the belt. What's the point of that other than making yourself feel better? People who think that it's hilarious to insult someone else mean spiritedly are jerks. People like that see kindness and decency as weakness and prey upon it. Sound familiar?

Darek said...

I guess they got Gervais because George Lopez and his bland comedy were unavailable?

Also, thank god for making me an atheist.

Busayo said...

He's an English comedian who's known for being snarky and playing snarky characters.

What did they think would happen?

Anonymous said...

How did I know that this would be the first thing you put up today? (Or maybe I hoped.)

Chez said...

Boy are you reading the wrong blog, Anon 1:18. Speaking of which, aren't you basically doing the same thing you're accusing Gervais of doing?

Oh, and go fuck yourself. : )

Amii Lockhart said...

How could you put Tom Hanks and Tim Allen together on a stage and not expect insults to commence? That or snores. That combination would cure the world's insomnia.

I am disappointed by Robert Downey Jr's holier than thou response. Not only does he have no room to speak, but he was also just snivelling.

B8ovin said...

"You don't invite people over to your house and then insult them by hitting below the belt."

Hmmm. I'd like to know where you wear your belt. However, during a self-congratulatory ceremony celebrating Hollywood, one of about ten, by the way, a reminder that the honorees are merely humans idolized beyond all rational merit is a gift not a curse. I can't think of anything Gervais said that wasn't based on truth, other than the repeating of a rumor about a gay scientologist (by the way Chase, it could also be Travolta).

But worse, anonymous, is your declaration of what makes a jerk. A jerk would have made those statements anonymously to an entertainment journal. Gervais stood before his subjects openly and in person. Would you have the courage to do that?

Prophet of Ra said...

Well, I guess Mark Smith is out of a job again.

xoch said...

He ruled, and he might even be back next year, seeing as this broadcast had better ratings than 2009. NBC will probably insist on it.

cgwalt said...

As a millionaire, I think I can accurately measure the upset in the room.

We are not hurt per se, just so, so disappointed.

When discussing your betters, remember it is we who give you license to do so, mmmkkay?

Next time ...... well, nevermind.

pcBobby said...

@Anonymous 1:18-
They're all accomplished stars with huge egos. They're nothing like the Joseph and Josephine Six Packs in Nebraska who might hang themselves if they were embarrassed Gervais-style. I'm sure the stars can handle the ribbing.

John Foley said...

I really enjoyed the mortified looks on so many of those celebrities' faces. They thought it was going to be one of those Billy Crystal awards show knob-jobs. Instead they got a biting dose of sarcasm. It always amuses me when these entitled creeps are reminded that we haven't forgotten about their extracurricular escapades.
Nice? Fuck that. They get their egos stroked 364 days out of the year. Nobody tells them they're wrong. Nobody says a word of protest. So this time, for one day, they got a little of it back. They got to see how the other half lives for a couple of hours.

Kristen said...

I don't like hour upon hour of egotistical celebs congratulating each other and giving boring speeches, so I don't watch these things. But damn, now I wish I had tuned in last night.

Anonymous said...

Team Gervais tee shirts for all!

em said...

"You don't invite people over to your house and then insult them by hitting below the belt."

This is the Golden Globes - don't people know at this point that most of the celebrities there pay the HFP to allow them to come into their "house"?

These people (just talking about the actors here, not the behind-the-scenes people who actually make it work) get paid sick amounts of money to learn some lines, show up, put on costumes and makeup, and look good. Talent's totally optional in their alternate universe. If someone wants to take the piss out of 'em once in a while, have at it. They are surrounded by yes men all day, so eh. I think they can take it. Gervais did it all creatively - is calling Bruce Willis "Ashton Kutcher's dad" really "mean - spirited" or "jerky"? In my world, that's called hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Bitter much? That attitude is probably why you can't keep any jobs/friends/wives/children within 10 feet for very long. All in good fun, right!! I'm hilarious!!

Chez said...

Yup. You've just got me all figured out.

trish said...

It's a good thing for you nobody gives a shit what anonymous trolls have to say.

Alanna said...

He fucking rules. That is all. As for Anon: 8:03 am. Holy shit balls, how long has it been since you came? Stop obsessing about others' lives you probably have no clue about and buy yourself some anal beads.

J. Dack said...

I had no idea who Gervais was prior to this, but now I want to buy him a drink.

Anonymous said...

as an anonymous i resent all those other anonymooses.

and i like chaise pancetta, he's cool.

denesteak said...

everything he said about The Tourist was true. I DVR'd the Golden Globes so that I could fast forward through all those speeches and blah blah blah to get to Gervais' bits. Best (20-minute-long) Golden Globes ever!

mm Pancetta...

Jeana said...

I would love to see that 20 minute version!