Last night’s Golden Globes flew by… probably because they were a little bit more interesting this year. And don’t take my word for it… According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show averaged 16.99 million viewers, up 5 percent compared to last year’s 16.98 million, with a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was enough to give NBC the win (8-11 p.m.) among key demos (18-34, 18-49, 25-54) and total viewers.
I think everyone wanted to tune in and see Ricky Gervais make cracks about the celebrities with his British Humor, right in front of their faces! The most memorable one in my mind was when Ricky introduced Bruce Willis to the stage as Ashton Kutcher’s dad (haha!). Bruce could not keep a straight face with that one.
Gervais does know how to make things awkward. The host made fun of the movie “The Tourist” and its nominated actors, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, saying that the film had only been nominated because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would meet the two superstars. He also added that they accepted bribes. Awkward! Johnny Depp tried to squeeze a smile, but we all could see he wasn’t loving Gervais’ harsh humor at that moment.
He also trashed Tom Cruise when he brought up the movie “I love you Phillip Morris” with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. “Two Hetero sexual actors, pretending to be gay. So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologist then.” Ouch!
He mad many more jabs at actors, which is the reason he was MIA for an hour of the show. And when he returned he was a bit more tamed with his humor and even received some comebacks from Tim Allen. The Globe organizers were not happy, and reportedly will not invite the British comedian back for an encore performance, according to omg.com.
My favorite part of the night was when Glee star Chris Cofler who plays a gay high school student on the show dedicates his award to other kids who feel bullied because of who they are. My eyes started to water… he’s now my favorite Glee star!
The man who has be pronounced cancer free, Michael Douglas, took the stage last night and was greeted by a standing ovation, to which he replied “”There’s just gotta be an easier way to get a standing ovation!”
And the big surprise of the night was when “The Social Network” took home Best Mostion Picture… congrats Facebook!