Ricky Gervais Hosting the 2016 Golden Globes: His 19 Most Controversial Jokes …

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Ricky Gervais Hosting the 2016 Golden Globes: His 19 Most Controversial Jokes About Hollywood.

“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.” Gervais, who hosted the Globes for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, will take over for co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also saw a three-year stint.

The Emmy-winning star of “The Office” and Netflix’s “Derek” had previously sworn off hosting the Globes again after his controversial jokes, which included a dig at Jodie Foster’s sexuality, raised a few eyebrows at the Beverly Hilton ceremony. “Actors aren’t just loved here in Hollywood, they are loved the world over,” he said in 2012, holding one of his trademark pints of beer. “You could be a little Asian child with no possessions and no money. Hollywood better gird its loins, because as you probably remember, the Emmy-winning funny man did not hold back at all when faced with a room full of the celeb elite during previous Golden Globes.

The British comedian’s first outings were controversial; he cracked Scientology jokes, made fun of the elderly president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the honors, and took potshots at major stars like Johnny Depp. But you could see a picture of Angelina Jolie and you’d think, ‘Mummy!’” Gervais later responded to the backlash by saying, “I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though.

On the Lost series finale: “I’m not sure I totally understood it all, but from what I could make out, I’m pretty sure the fat one ate them all.” (2011) 5. “It was a big year for 3D movies. Introducing Bruce Willis: “You know our next presenter from such films as Hudson Hawk, Look Who’s Talking, Mercury Rising, Color of Night, The Fifth Element, Hart’s War. Introducing Robert Downey Jr.: “He has done all of those films, but many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as The Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County Jail. Robert Downey, Jr.!” (2011) 9. “Talking of the walking dead, congratulations to Hugh Hefner, who is getting married at age 84 to 24-year-old beauty Crystal Harris. Amazingly, that’s still less demeaning than what most of you have done to make it in show business.” (2012) 18. “Justin Bieber nearly had to take a paternity test.

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