Worst: Host Ricky Gervais Not Bringing His A-Game
After two years of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey breathing some much-needed fresh air into the Beverly Hilton, was anyone exactly clamoring for the return of Ricky Gervais? The Brit comedian's brand of sour-faced, can't-be-bothered humor has curdled over the years, and his fourth round as Globes host felt like a tedious exercise. His shtick for the evening boiled down to a general disgust with everyone in the room (himself included), and with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association specifically. What came off as refreshingly transgressive in 2010, when Gervais first emceed, now just seems like contempt for contempt's sake. We get it, Ricky: You think you're way too cool to be here. The door's that way.