Bears, booze and Ricky Gervais: Buzz-worthy moments from the Golden Globes

The 2016 Golden Globe winners are mostly in the books, but the real highlights of the TV broadcast have been host Ricky Gervais, and the antics of the occasionally foul-mouthed, inebriated and inarticulate stars who took the stage.

See Full Article

Here are controversial moments you might have missed (WARNING: Some may find the language offensive):

Drunken swearing

The television censors were busy much of the night, using their tape delay to mute swear words from Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Alexander, Jonah Hill, Amy Schumer and, of course, Ricky Gervais.

Ricky Gervais

Host Ricky Gervais came out swinging in his opening monologue, mocking Sean Penn for his role in leading law enforcement to capture Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. "I'm going to do this monologue and then go into hiding," he said. "Not even Sean Penn will find me. Snitch."

The comedian then promised that he's "changed" his offensive ways since he was canned as Globes host after 2012 – but "not as much as Bruce Jenner, of course."

Gervais then went on a rampage, hitting every sensitive target he could think of. He had a laugh at the expense of NBC, the U.S. network hosting the show, and pointed out they have no series up for awards this year. He then teased Jennifer Lawrence for her outspoken stance on pay equality for women in Hollywood, saying: "How can a 25-year-old woman live on $22 million?" Gervais went on to praise Hollywood's wisdom for its planned all-female reboots of "Ghostbusters" and "Ocean's Eleven," opining out that it will be good for studios "because they don't have to spend too much money on the cast."

Gervais then dropped a sex abuse joke about Roman Polanksi, a quip about Caitlyn Jenner's driving, and launched into a detailed description of Jeffrey Tambor's testicles. "I've seen them. They're huge. And long."

With the tone set, Gervais continued with the off-side comments throughout the night.

When announcing Matt Damon, he called him the star of "the hilarious comedy 'The Martian,'" and "the only person Ben Affleck hasn't been unfaithful to." ("The Martian" was nominated in the Comedy or Musical category, inexplicably.)

When introducing Eva Longoria and America Ferrara, he called them two people "your future president, Donald Trump, cannot wait to deport."

But Gervais' best introduction was for Mel Gibson, the actor whom Gervais mocked at the 2010 Globes for a drunken, anti-Semitic rant caught on tape.

"I find myself in the awkward position of having to introduce him again," Gervais said. "I blame NBC for this situation. Mel blames… we know who Mel blames." Then, in searching for a way to compliment Gibson, he said: "I'd rather have a drink with him in his hotel room tonight than with Bill Cosby."

Quentin Tarantino

"Hateful Eight" director Quentin Tarantino offended many people on Twitter by casually dropping the word "Ghetto," while accepting the Best Original Score award on behand of his composer.

Presenter Jamie Foxx immediately mocked Tarantino for his use of the word, after the director had left the stage. "Ghetto," he said into the mic, straight-faced.

Foxx was the star of Tarantino's "Django Unchained."

Jonah Hill bears all

Jonah Hill got the party started early, so to speak, by pretending to be the bear from "The Revenant," alongside co-presenter Channing Tatum. Hill rambled like a Hollywood newcomer, thanking director Alejandro Inarritu for putting "him" in the movie. "I'm a two-year-old bear from the Sierra Mountains. You took a chance on me and I won't forget it."

He also praised "Leonard" (Leonardo DiCaprio) for his acting in the film. (DiCaprio gets attacked by a bear in "The Revenant," in case this is confusing.)

Denzel Washington

For a man who knew he was be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille award, Denzel Washington appeared extremely confused and unprepared to accept it. He took the stage and admitted to forgetting his speech. Then, upon discovering he had it on him, he struggled to read it. "Do you need your glasses?" his wife, Pauletta Washington asked. "Nah, I can see without them," he said.

Washington then struggled through a few thank-yous before admitting he did, indeed, need his glasses. He giggled a bit, looked around awkwardly, and asked Pauletta to read for him. But Pauletta was also missing her glasses, so Denzel gave up and just wrapped up the speech.

Awkward.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Willie Nelson, Oprah, Judd Apatow and many others decry U.S. border policy

    Entertainment CBC News
    Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centres at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border crossings. Source
  • Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow

    Entertainment CTV News
    Colombian singer Maluma, right, gesture next to Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona, left, at the end of a training session of the Mexico national soccer team, for the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Source
  • Michael Jackson stage musical vying for Broadway run

    Entertainment CBC News
    A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. Source
  • As MTV Awards fete Black Panther, star honours real-life hero

    Entertainment CBC News
    The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave Black Panther its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honours including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr. Source
  • Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling alley

    Entertainment CTV News
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Bruce Springsteen helped rock a refurbished 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue near the Asbury Park boardwalk. Actor Hugh Jackman was in the house at the Asbury Lanes on Monday night as Springsteen jammed for about 30 minutes with Tangiers Blues Band. Source
  • Musical about Michael Jackson being written by Lynn Nottage

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK - A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are unveiling plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. Source
  • Rising rapper Jimmy Wopo shot dead in Pittsburgh

    Entertainment CTV News
    PITTSBURGH - Up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo has been shot and killed in Pittsburgh. Police say Wopo was killed and another man injured when someone opened fire on their car in the city's Hill District Monday afternoon. Source
  • No motive, arrests in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion

    Entertainment CTV News
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. Investigators don't have a motive, and no arrests have been made. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Source
  • Inviting 'very difficult conversations': Why the AGO welcomes debate over Indigenous art

    Entertainment CBC News
    Entering into the Art Gallery of Ontario's new exhibition Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, "is like you are on Inuit homeland," says artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. The Toronto gallery's major exhibition this season juxtaposes the work of world renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak with that of her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak, highlighting two generations of artists from the celebrated artistic community of Kinngait, Nunavut. Source
  • On a big night for 'Black Panther,' Boseman honours real-life hero

    Entertainment CTV News
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honours including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr. Source