After some controversy in 2011, Ricky Gervais toned down his jokes at this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Word is that this time, the HFPA was pleased with his performance — but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back again.
Gervais posted a blog on his official website expressing big-time relief that the event is over — and major reluctance to participate again.
“Phew! Thank f*** that’s over,” he writes. “I had a blast actually. It was by far my
favourite of the three hosting stints. I’ve told my agent to never let
me be persuaded to do it again though. It’s like a parachute jump. You
can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realise you didn’t die
and it was quite an amazing thing to do.”
He does admit that people were less uptight about his ribbing this year. “I think they finally worked out that
my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at
all. Or they were just drunker,” he adds.
We vote for Robert Downey Jr. or Seth Rogen for next year’s host. Boner jokes, yay!