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Gervais a Disappointment
Generally, I prefer the Globes to the Academy Awards. It is unique because the best from film and TV are in a room together for one night. The award means something to the nominees, and carries some clout around town. "Golden Globe nominee" sounds a hell of a lot better than, "Peoples Choice." Something about this year kind of fell flat, though. I was really excited about Ricky Gervais hosting. His gig was kind of a let down for me. I have to be honest. Rather than actually telling some decent jokes, he just drank beer, and ripped on everyone before they came on stage to present. Can you imagine being begged to present, then being insulted before you walk out? Frankly, the Globes doesn't need a host. It has existed on it's own with just presenters. Besides, it's not the VMAs, man. The event is supposed to have some glamour.
If this was Gervais' audition for the Academy Awards gig, I would have to say: F.
The worst part about it is, Gervais is one of the most hilarious human beings on the planet. He can do better than this.
I thought his whole schtick about phoning it in was exactly that. Turns out, it wasn't.
He was quite serious about not being funny.