Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais targets Prince Andrew, Apple and 'Cats' in scathing monologue
As usual, no-one in Hollywood was spared from the scathing barbs of Ricky Gervais last night as he stepped up to host the Golden Globes for the very last time.
In a night which saw Sam Mendes' war film 1917 win big and The Irishman walk away empty handed, Gervais didn't hold back in ribbing the rich and famous.
Some of this years targets included Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince Andrew as well as box office disaster Cats as he delivered his opening monologue.
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It comes after he revealed earlier this week the one joke he regrets making the most at the prestigious awards ceremony.
Gervais kicked off the night by addressing one of the most uncomfortable aspects of the industry and those who work in it.
“In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world, from all different backgrounds," he began. "But they all have one thing in common — they’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you!”
Farrow is a journalist behind a number of exposés into the sexual assault allegations made against producer Harvey Weinstein, who is currently awaiting trial.
On Harvey Weinstein, Gervais introduced Sandra Bullock sayig: "Our next presenter starred in Netflix's Bird Box, a movie where people survive by acting like they don't see a thing. Sort of like working for Harvey Weinstein."
Responding to groans from the audience, Gervais added: "You did it! I didn't, you did it!"
Continuing on a similar theme, notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who died earlier in the year was also not off-limits.
Referencing his own show After Life which is getting a second series, Gervais said it was "obvious" his character didn't kill himself - "just like Jeffrey Epstein".
He then told the crowd: "Shut up. I know he's your friend, but I don't care. You'll have to make your own way here in your own plane."
Leonardo DiCaprio, 45, has dated a string of younger women with his latest squeeze being 22-year-old actor Camila Morrone, so its no surprise he was the butt of a joke.
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Gervais wasted no time in picking him apart about his age-gap romances and in the process alluded to the sex allegations made against Prince Andrew, which the Duke of York vehemently denies.
"Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was too old for him. Even Prince Andrew is like, 'come on Leo mate, you're nearly 50, son'," the host jested.
The Office star took time to ridicule Felicity Huffman for her role in the college admissions scandal which saw her put behind bars for a number of days earlier this year.
"I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman," he jested.
Fellow British stars were also in the line of fire as he took aim at The Late Late Show host James Corden, with Gervais saying: "The world got to see James Corden as a fat pussy. He was also in the movie Cats, but no one saw that.
“And the reviews – shocking! I saw one that said it was one of the worst things to happen to cats since dogs. But Dame Judi Dench defended the film. She said it was the role she was born to play."
But even Gervais almost couldn't get through his own joke as he suggested he couldn't "do this one" before finishing: "Because she loves nothing better than plonking herself down on the carpet... and licking her own m***e."
For the final target of his monologue, Gervais critiqued Apple and those signed up to star in the shows made by the company's original programming unit.
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“Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing,” he said. “Made by a company whose products are made by sweatshops in China.
"You say you're woke, but the companies you work for are unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney - If ISIS started a streaming service you'd call your agent wouldn't you. So if you do win an award tonight don't use it as a platform to make a political speech.”
"You're in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and then f**k off.'
He then went on top introduce the first presenters of the ceremony, The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.