Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais' opening monologue gets chilly reception
Making good on his warning, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais came out guns blazing for his opening monologue, skewering everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Caitlyn Jenner to Jeffrey Tambor. He also bit the hand that feeds with jokes at the expense of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (which presents the show) and NBC (which broadcasts it).
Alas, the fourth time hosting may not be the charm for Gervais: Social media reactions to his opening monologue were chilly at best, with many pundits and observers criticizing his humor as outdated, unimaginative, or just unfunny.
Here’s a sampling.