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Ricky Gervais photographed on March 7, 2019 in New York City.
GOLDEN GLOBES – “ fuck that “. Praised by a fan to again present the Golden Globesback on television on January 10, Ricky Gervais, in his usual outspokenness, did not mince his words on Twitter this Sunday, October 9. Master of ceremonies five times in the past, the British actor and humorist obviously has no intention of returning. The opposite would have been very surprising in view of his opening speech in 2020, during which he had paid himself all Hollywood without the slightest language of wood.
” You’ll be happy to know that this is the last time I’m presenting these awards, so I don’t care anymore. Just kidding, I always didn’t carehe said at the time in front of the Hollywood elite. Remember these are just jokes we are all going to die soon and there is no next episode “, he added.
Fuck that 😂 https://t.co/sinOAmmqJd
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais)
Ricky Gervais had notably publicly knocked out the very controversial jury of the Golden Globes. ” Many talented people of color have been dismissed in important categories. Unfortunately we can’t do anything about it, the Hollywood Foreign Press is very very racist. »
A spade that didn’t come out of nowhere. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which constitutes the jury (composed of approximately 90 journalists from around the world) of the ceremony, had, for several years, been targeted by accusations of racism, sexism, favoritism or even of corruption.
Golden Globes back on NBC
In 2021, the Los Angeles Times had investigated its functioning and had revealed in particular that it had no black people among its members, paving the way for an avalanche of criticism and revelations.
Despite the implementation of a series of reforms, including the recruitment of black journalists, the 2022 edition had been boycotted by the entire film industry, but also by the NBC channel, its historic broadcaster. The latter had given up broadcasting the event because the HFPA was the target of accusations that had seriously shaken its reputation. “Thank you, NBC, for taking the time to make this right”tweeted actor Mark Ruffalo.
Thank you, @NBC, for taking the time to do this right. #ChangeIsGolden https://t.co/MPONIZN9F4
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo)
The ceremony had nevertheless been maintained, but had taken place in the most total anonymity without an audience, without a star and without the slightest retransmission. Which will therefore not be the case this year, since the Golden Globes, still very fragile, will return to NBC under a one-year contract, which should allow them “to explore new opportunities for national and global distribution on multiple platforms in the future”according to the organizers.
” We recognize the HFPA’s commitments to change and look forward to hosting the Golden Globes on NBC again. “commented the producer of the American chain, Frances Berwick. It remains to be seen if the stars will be there.
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Ricky Gervais will no longer present the Golden Globes and let it be known in his own way