Ricky Gervais

By EW Staff
January 20, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
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Ricky Gervais is among this year’s EW.com Award winners

FOR ”The Office”

WHY? As the few of us who get BBC America on cable know, Gervais is the creator and star of ”The Office,” in which he plays David Brent, the middle-management twit whose ignorance of his underlings’ contempt is almost poignant. The show’s mockumentary style and spot-on satire have made it the most squirmy-funny workplace comedy since ”The Larry Sanders Show.” Which is why we’re worried about the upcoming American remake; we know how poorly the similarly incisive Britcom ”Coupling” made the transatlantic translation. Any chance Gervais can get himself a smooth transfer across the pond?

(Golden Globe nomination: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series)

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