Mel Gibson to present at 2016 Golden Globes
Mel Gibson will return to the Golden Globes stage on Sunday.
The Golden Globes announced Monday via Twitter that Gibson and Olivia Wilde will serve as presenters at this weekend’s ceremony. Gibson himself won a Golden Globe in 1996 for directing Braveheart, and he was nominated for Best Actor in 1997 for Ransom and in 2001 for What Women Want.
Gibson has been a favorite target of host Ricky Gervais in the past, and Gervais has made a reference to the actor each of three times he’s hosted, commenting on Gibson’s infamous DUI arrest and anti-Semitic comments from 2006. In 2010, when Gibson presented the award for Best Director, Gervais joked, “I hope I haven’t offended anyone. It’s not my fault. I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.”
The following year, Gervais also introduced Scarlett Johansson by saying, “Our first presenter is beautiful, talented, and Jewish apparently. Mel Gibson told me that. He’s obsessed.” (For his third and most recent hosting stint in 2012, Gervais promised in his opening monologue: “I’m not to libel anyone. And I must not mention Mel Gibson this year.”)
The Golden Globes will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.