The truth is, his identify has now turn out to be synonymous along with his 2020 Golden Globes opening monologue, by which he brazenly roasted a few of Hollywood’s greatest stars and the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation itself.
Forward of the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Gervais took to Twitter to query why he wasn’t requested to affix the festivities.
“It’s The Oscars tonight! I wasn’t invited,” he tweeted on Sunday morning. “Was it one thing I stated?”
All through the monologue, Gervais famous that the gig can be his “final time” internet hosting, so he had no intention to drag his punches.
Within the video, the “After Life” star joked about convicted felony Felicity Huffman, Joe Pesci’s age and extra.
He additionally famous that the yr was ripe with “pedophile motion pictures,” jokingly itemizing “The Two Popes” as amongst them — a pointy reference to the Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandal.
Moreover, Gervais mocked the HFPA itself, calling the present boring and saying the members of the group “can barely communicate English” and “are all very, very racist.”
He additionally mentioned different sensitive topics like Jeffrey Epstein, ISIS, Prince Andrew and extra, all whereas playfully bashing celebrities sitting on the tables in entrance of him.
“‘As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood’ — practically three hours lengthy. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the top, his date was too outdated for him,” Gervais joked on the time.
The comic recirculated the clip forward of the 2021 Golden Globes earlier this yr, as soon as once more sharing it on Twitter.
“Everybody can loosen up,” he wrote alongside the clip. “Have a fantastic evening #GoldenGlobes.”