So right now, the internet is abuzz with news that Hollywood has gotten itself in a tizzy. Hollywood's finest, including the prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have found themselves the butt of this year's GG host, the "controversial" British comedian, Ricky Gervais, jokes. Now I'm sure that it is never fun to be placed in a situation where you wouldn't know how to properly respond and react, especially when an entire room, nay -- the entire world -- is staring at you. It's also never fun to be the target of someone's malicious humor. However, when the jibes are meant to induce laughter and not ire, then you're just taking yourself far too seriously.
While I wouldn't go so far as to say that the award shows are pretentious, I do find them rather self-congratulatory. So, Hollywood, here's some advice: Try to laugh every once in a while and don't invite RG back on.
Here are some of my favorite moments from the show:
Robert De Niro's reaction to the Hugh Hefner joke was also spot on... but I expected that from my favorite man.
Didn't find the Ashton Kutcher-Bruce Willis joke all that funny, but I didn't find it offensive as well.
The intro he made for Tom Hanks and Tim Allen was a little bit funny, but what took the cake was the response made by the two. Game on, Gervais. Game on.
The Charlie Sheen breakfast joke was hilarious!
The Tom Cruise scientologist comment was amazing... followed closely by RG saying it was fine since he wasn't in attendance.
The "insult" he directed to the president of the HFPA wasn't that funny... nor was it offensive.
The Sylvester Stalone comment was spot-on! We can't deny the stereotype, fellas.
His introduction of Robert Pattinson and Olivia Wilde couldn't have been better.
"Aside from the fact that that has been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn't you?" - RDJ.
RDJ looking for Emma Stone made my entire evening!!!!
"I'm just saying... If I could... I'd give it to all five of you." - RDJ. Oh.Wow.
I couldn't find a video of Aaron Sorkin's acceptance speech, but he gives the most sound advice ever. "Elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one." Boom.
I can't find a video of Robert De Niro's acceptance speech but that was one of the most amazing things on the planet!
This is a gif of a wonderful capture of RDJ being the only one amused during RDN's speech.
Another awesome moment that can not, as of this moment, be found on youtube was RG introducing the lovely Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Brilliant, those two.
There you have it, folks! A few highlights and some of my favorite scenes from this year's GG.
All good things,