Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globe Awards Opening Monologue Receives Mixed Reactions

By on Jan 17, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, United States, World Comments

Ricky Gervais‘ opening monologue on the 68th Golden Globe Awards received mixed reactions. Some call him a “genius.” While others think his jokes are rude.

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
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On his opening monologue, Ricky Gervais started with a Charlie Sheen joke and continued with more which others think nasty and tasteless. Gervais made fun of The Tourist, the movie starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. “It seems like everything this year was three-dimensional… except the characters in The Tourist,” he said.

He made jokes about the Holywood Foreign Press Association, Hugh Hefner as “the walking dead” and Cher as a senior citizen. He even poked fun on some “famous Scientologists“.

Reactions from the attendees were mixed. “I think he’s doing an excellent job,” Guy Pearce was quoted saying. “He’s been terribly nasty and horribly rude and I think he’s genius,” Andrew Garfield said.

Veteran Hollywood producer Richard D. Zanuck felt bad. “It’s one thing if it’s just the people in the room, but on a broadcast it makes you feel bad for some of the people. I know it’s what some people want, but I still feel bad,” Zanuck was quoted saying.

Below is the opening monologue of Ricky Gervais on the 68th Golden Globe Awards uploaded by Youtube user jdfunari:

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