Monday, January 18, 2010

Ricky Gervais hosted Golden Globes in 2010

His brand of "uncensored" humour did not warm too many hearts. He hopes it will at least result in sales of his new DVD.

Ricky Gervais @ Golden Globes 2010 Though reportedly the producers wanted him to pass on about 5 of his jokes, he kept it real.

Irreverent Gervais sipped on a glass of beer during the show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, quipping at one point: 'I like a drink as much as the next man... unless the next man is Mel Gibson.'

As Gibson - who was convicted of drink driving in 2006 - walked on to present the Best Director gong, he pretended to slur his words.

Few were spared a lashing by Gervais, who at one point said: 'Just looking at all the faces here reminds me of the great work that's been done this year... by cosmetic surgeons. You all look great.

At that punchline, the camera quickly cut away from Meryl Streep, instead opting for a long shot of the crowd.

'It is an honour to be here in a room full of what I consider to be the most important people on the planet: actors.

'They're just better than ordinary people, aren't they?

Lampooned: Gervais took a swipe at Sir Paul McCartney over his costly divorce from Heather Mills

He said: 'Actors aren't just loved here in Hollywood, they're loved the world over because they're recognisable. You can be in the Third World and you get a glimpse of a Hollywood star and it makes you feel better.

'You can be a little child, a little Asian child, with no possessions, no money - but you see a picture of Angelina Jolie and you think, 'Mummy!'

Jolie and husband Brad Pitt skipped the event, but the star-studded audience, including Robert De Niro, Cameron Diaz and Matt Damon seemed to be enjoying his brand of humour.

I happen to think his performance may have been better received had he not peddled his own wares.

The Winners:

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) - Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) - Robert Downey Jnr for Sherlock Holmes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) - Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

Best Supporting Actress - Mo'nique for Precious

Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

Best Director - James Cameron for Avatar

Cecile B DeMille award for lifetime achievement - Martin Scorsese

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) - The Hangover

Best Motion Picture (Drama) - Avatar

Best Animated Film - Up

Best Screenplay - Jason Reitman for Up In The Air

Best Actress in a Mini-Series made for Television - Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens

Best Actor in a Mini-Series made for Television - Kevin Bacon for Taking a Chance

Best Actress in a TV Show (Musical or Comedy) - Toni Collette for United States of Tara

Best Actor in a TV Show (Musical or Comedy) - Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock

Best Actor in a TV Show (Drama) - Michael C Hall for Dexter

Best Actress in a TV Show (Drama) - Julianna Marguiles for The Good Wife

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Mini Series- John Lithgow for Dexter

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Mini Series -Chloe Sevigny for Big Love

Best TV series (Drama) - Mad Men

Best TV series (Comedy or Musical)  - Glee

Best TV Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: Grey Gardens

Best Song -The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart

Best Original Score - Up

Best Foreign Film - The White Ribbon

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