If you watched the Golden Globes you no doubt saw Ricky Gervais grill just about everyone in Hollywood! Some people even though that he hosted the ‘meanest Globes ever’. But what did the Hollywood Foreign Press think about Ricky’s performance? E! News reports that in a statement, the HFP said;
“We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking.”
“When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far.
“The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we’ve ever had and we were pleased.”
And, when asked why Gervais seemed to disappear for a while in the middle of the show, well apparently that was all planned as well;
“I did every single introduction I was meant to,” Gervais said. “…I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humor).”
Well, not sure I buy that, but I am happy to hear that the HFP is defending Gervais. While many might not have agreed with everything he said, there is no doubt that he did just what he said he would do when he was hired to host.
What did you think of Ricky’s hosting job?
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