Ricky Gervais, the comedian known for his controversial comments, did not disappoint during his opening monologue at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards.
He took aim at a number of Hollywood heavyweights, including Apple, Amazon, and Disney.
In reference to the companies, he quipped, “If ISIS had a streaming service, you would be calling your agents.”
Gervais’ comments were not limited to just the tech giants.
He also made fun of Leo DiCaprio for his dating preferences, Felicity Huffman’s involvement in the college admissions scandal, and Martin Scorcese’s criticism of Marvel movies.
The comedian was not afraid to speak his mind, telling the star-studded audience, “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.”
He added, “So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your god and f*** off.”
This was not the first time Gervais has taken the stage as the host of the Golden Globe Awards.
He previously hosted the ceremony five times and knows what it takes to entertain both the people in the room and the millions of viewers at home.
“I’ve got to be the bloke sitting at home who shouldn’t have been invited. That’s who I’ve got to be,” he said.
Gervais is known for his ability to make people uncomfortable with his jokes and comments.
He explains his approach by saying, “That first time I did it, [I thought], ‘Do I pander to the 200 privileged egos in the room, or do I try and entertain a global audience of 200 million people sitting at home who aren’t winning awards?’ Well, no contest. I try and make it a spectator sport.”
The comedian’s comments were not well-received by everyone, but he did not let that bother him.
He simply shrugged it off, saying, “Remember, they’re just jokes, we’re all going to die soon, and there’s no sequel.”