Ricky Gervais hammers Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Hugh Heffner’s 24-year-old fiancee, Hugh Heffner’s penis, and the entire cast of Sex and the City. Not to mention, Gervais points out the organization who votes on the Golden Globes (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) was caught taking bribes. He does this from their own dias, during the show’s opening monologue, in front of millions of viewers.
Gervais eventually toned down his material and actually left the stage at one point during the awards show leading to all sorts of conspiracy theories. Still, with Gervais’ performance, rating for the Golden Globes were up (the highest since 2007) and this was NBC’s biggest ratings winner in a long time. An estimated 17 million Americans tuned in to the show.
Lock of the year: Ricky Gervais will not be hosting the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.