Ricky Gervais Hosts Golden Globes 2016 Reactions: Some Were Amused, Others Not So Much

Hide yo scandals, hide yo affairs, because Ricky Gervais wasn’t holding back at the 2016 Golden Globes! The British comedian, 54, hosted the annual show for the fourth time, taking not-so-subtle jabs at any and everyone famous he could think of.

The Derek star mocked Caitlyn Jenner’s driving after she was involved in a fatal car crash in early 2015, quipped that Ben Affleck was unfaithful to his ex Jennifer Garner and even brought Mel Gibson on stage, asking him “what the f–k does ‘sugar tits’ mean?”

Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Gervais speaks on stage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Gervais also had a cringeworthy moment when he quipped that Spotlight — the nominated film exposing the Catholic church’s years of hiding child molestation — was “the best date movie ever,” according to director Roman Polanski.

He also took a swing at Jennifer Lawrence for her essay fighting for the gender pay gap, joking, “There were marches on the street with nurses and factory workers saying, 'How the hell can a 25-year-old live on $52 million?' There were plumbers around the world going, 'poor girl.'"

Ricky Gervais and presenter Mel Gibson speak onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Gervais (left) and presenter Gibson speak on stage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Despite the jaw-dropping jokes, many online found the host to be hilarious, commending him for a job well done. Of course, there were some who took offense as well.

Here were some of the internet’s reactions.

https://twitter.com/shanaguarisco/status/686535070132338688

Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Was Ricky Gervais funny at the 2016 Golden Globes?

He was hilarious!
No, not funny at all.
3383 Total Votes

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