Hollywood Foreign Press to Ricky Gervais: You can forget about ever being nominated for a Golden Globe
I’m sorry, but the Hollywood Foreign Press is kind of coming off like a little bitch this morning. What do you expect is going to happen when you hire Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes? You expect friendly, PG-rated jokes? No! That’s not who he is, that’s not what he does! As I earlier reported, Ricky is definitely in the hot seat today – after his controversial hosting gig.
“This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don’t care,” Gervais told TVGuide.com. “For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It’s great,” Gervais told Deadline.com.
Rob Shuter of PopEater reports that one Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on and vote for the awards) told him that Gervais will not return as host — and won’t ever get nominated for a Golden Globe, either.
“Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure,” the HFPA member said. “For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain.”
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk told The Hollywood Reporter that, “He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”
And he had no idea what was coming.
“I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it,” Berk said. “When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.
In case you missed his monologue – you can watch it above!