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Jeffrey Epstein, the critically panned Cats and Leonardo DiCaprio’s date; nothing was off limits for comic Ricky Gervais hosting this year’s Golden Globes.
The ceremony was solely minutes in earlier than he took a stab at Felicity Huffman, who hung out in jail this 12 months for her position in a school admissions scandal.
“I got here right here in a limo tonight and the licence plate was made by Felicity Huffman,” Gervais mentioned.
It left Tom Hanks speechless.
Subsequent on Gervais’ hit record was disgraced former high-flyer and convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Riffing off Gervais’ personal Netflix present After Life, a few man who needs to kill himself, he mentioned: “Spoiler alert, Season 2 is on the way in which, so in the long run he clearly does not kill himself … identical to Jeffrey Epstein.”
A couple of boos did not put him off: “Shut up. I do know he is your good friend, however I do not care,” Gervais quipped.
However the risque joke that nearly introduced him undone he saved proper till the tip of his monologue, when he took a swing on the movie Cats.
“I can not do that subsequent joke,” he laughed.
He joked that Dame Judi Dench defended the movie, including: “As a result of she loves nothing higher than plonking herself down on the carpet, lifting her leg, and licking her personal [crotch].”
He laughed it off saying: “It is the final time, who cares.”
Mega companies weren’t secure both, as Gervais unleashed on Apple, Amazon and Disney’s forays into the streaming recreation.
“If ISIS began a streaming service, you’d name your agent,” he mentioned.
“In case you do win an award tonight, do not use it as a platform to make a political speech … you understand nothing about the actual world.
“Most of you spent much less time in class than Greta Thunberg.
“In case you win … thank your agent, thank your God and f*** off.”
Epic motion pictures that stretched for hours, like As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, additionally took a success.
“Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the tip his date was too outdated for him,” he mentioned.
“Even Prince Andrew’s like: ‘Come on Leo mate, you are almost 50 son.'”
He additionally took a swipe at legendary director Martin Scorsese, over controversial feedback he made earlier this 12 months saying Marvel movies weren’t “cinema” and have been “nearer to theme parks than motion pictures”.
Gervais mentioned he agreed, including: “Though I do not know what he is doing hanging round theme parks, he is not sufficiently big to go on the rides.”