For a night that turned out to go pretty much as expected in the actual ceremony, Ricky Gervais' monologue made no excuses and took no prisoners for seven minutes.
Opening with the news that this will be his fifth and final time hosting the Globes, adding that he "doesn't care anymore", Gervais put his first shot on Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy for their part in the college admissions scandal, even landing a dig on 'Wild Hogs', the ill-fated road comedy that William H. Macy starred in alongside Tim Allen.
From there, the monologue compared Joe Pesci to Baby Yoda from 'The Mandalorian', called TV and movie executives perverts and said they were all terrified of Ronan Farrow, and made a joke about paedophile movies, including 'Surviving R. Kelly', 'Leaving Neverland' and Netflix's 'The Two Popes'.
Hats off to the camera operator, as well, who caught Jonathan Pryce's death-stare at the podium right after that line, too. It didn't end there either.
Gervais then talked about the lack of diversity in many of the major categories, and called the Hollywood Foreign Press Association "racist". That's the organisation that actually runs the Golden Globes, by the way. He's up on a podium calling them out, to their faces.
Other obvious targets included Netflix, Jeffrey Epstein, the constant remake / superhero machine of Hollywood, James Corden and 'Cats', jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio's young girlfriends, and a genuinely disgusting joke about Dame Judi Dench.
By far one of the most shocking jokes was one at the expense of Apple's new streaming service, wherein Gervais pointed out that shows like 'The Morning Show', which talk about dignity in the workplace, are made by the same company that run sweatshops.
"If ISIS had a streaming service, you'd call your agent," Gervais concluded. Like we said, scorched earth.
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