Comedian Ricky Gervais apparently can’t win. He offended some people with his jokes at the 2011 Golden Globes awards, and at last nights ceremony, many critics are saying his material was too tame.
Feel free to be your own judge. EW.com provides a few samples: About Eddie Murphy quitting as Oscars host: “He walked out on them. Good for him. When the man who said ‘yes’ to Norbit says ‘no’ to you, you know you’re in trouble.”
When Gervais introduced Colin Firth he said: “What you don’t know is that he’s very racist. Very. And I mean, really nasty stuff. I’ve seen him punch a little blind kitten.”
MTV reported that Gervais saved some jokes for people who weren’t in attendance, like Kim Kardashian: "What's with all the divorces? Kim Kardashian and some guy no one will remember. A marriage that lasted 72 days. I've sat through longer James Cameron acceptance speeches."
He said of young pop sensation Justin Bieber: "Justin Bieber nearly had to take a paternity test. What a waste of a test that would have been. The only way that he could impregnate a girl was if he borrowed one of Martha Stewart's old turkey basters."
According to CTV News, newspapers had different opinions about Gervais’ performance. They said the Boston Herald said his jokes were "tired" and "not worth staying up for," while the Huffington Post called him a "third-time flop." Meanwhile, the Vancouver Sun said Gervais was a "golden god" because he made the audience laugh with him, not at him.
NBC is reportedly saying that Gervais is welcome to host the show for the fourth time. When asked about hosting the show again next year, Gervais told deadline.com: “No. I’m really done this time. Three is plenty — at least that’s what Charlie Sheen told me.”
A complete list of Golden Globes winners is made available from Gawker.com:
Best Motion Picture, Drama "The Descendants"
Best Motion Picture, Comedy "The Artist"
Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama George Clooney, "The Descendants
Best Actress, Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"
Best Actor, Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Director, Motion Picture Matin Scorsese, "Hugo"Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Animated Feature Film
"Adventures of Tintin"
Foreign Language Film
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" by Madonna
Best TV Series, Drama
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
Best Actress, TV Series Drama
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Best Actor, TV Drama
Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"
Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce"
Best Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie
Stringer Bell, "Luther"
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries, TV Movie, or Series
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series, TV Movie, or Series
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"