The Office and Extras star kicked off the 77th annual awards ceremony with quips that included:
* “I came here in a limo tonight, and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”
* “We were going to do an In Memoriam this year but when I saw the list of people who’d died, it wasn’t diverse enough.”
* On the long running time of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: “Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him.”
* On the hypocritical nature of “woke” celebrities working for companies that do not-great-for-humanity things: “If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent.” He also noted that most of the audience was very removed from the real world and likely had spent less time in high school than teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Gervais previously hosted the Globes from 2010 to 2012, then again in 2016.
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