It’s his fourth time on the Golden Globes podium, and it seems host Ricky Gervais is determined to make it his last.
Nobody was safe as the 54-year-old funnyman let rip at the A-listers on Sunday night.
One outrageous gag saw Ricky introducing presenter Matt Damon while poking fun at the Hollywood Foreign Press considering his space drama a comedy and even took a dig at the 45-year-old actor’s best friend.
The funnyman quipped: ‘It’s the star of the hilarious comedy The Martian. He is also the only person that Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to.’
Matt, obviously caught off-guard by the comment, certainly seemed to have a sense of humour about the joke as he couldn’t help but smile and hold back laughter as he introduced his film.
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He’s back: Ricky Gervais pulled no punches as he brought his signature biting style of comedy during his hosting gig at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday night
From joking about Caitlyn Jenner’s driving to ‘snitch’ Sean Penn, and even a gasp-inducing anecdote about shoving one of his Globes ‘up my a**’, the British comedian did his best to entertain - and insult.
He did not pull any punches as poked fun at women’s pay scale disparities, Caitlyn Jenner, The Martian being considered a comedy and even hinted at the vile things he has done with the awards he has won during the gala event held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills California on Sunday evening.
As he insisted that he was going to be nicer in comparison to past years, one of his first jokes was aimed at the 65-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as he joked: ‘I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner.
‘What a year she’s had. She’s become a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers. You can’t have everything, can you, not at the same time.’
Just ahead of the event, The Office star couldn’t help but push the envelope once again as he sent out a rather crude tweet ahead of his hosting gig.
On fine form: Gervais and his longterm partner Jane Fallon arrive for the Golden Globes on Sunday; the actor joked he was ‘already drunk’
‘Better get dressed and offend some humourless c**ts I suppose,’ he wrote alongside a shot of him looking incredibly disheveled.
He later posted a selfie that showed him looking sharp in shades and a black houndstooth patterned suit.
By the time Gervais arrived on the red carpet he was on fine form, jokingly pretending to be drunk.
‘I’m heavily sedated under doctor’s orders,’ he told a skeptical Ryan Seacrest.
When Ryan asked Jane Fallon, Gervais’ partner of some 33 years, if the star had actually been drinking, she replied: ‘Before, during, after.’
Gervais agreed, adding: ‘Just a little.’
He then bluntly told Ryan: ‘I’m looking forward to it being over. I’m not cut out for this.’
Nothing to hide! Gervais bluntly told red carpet host Ryan Seacrest: ‘I’m looking forward to it being over. I’m not cut out for this.’
The British comedian is taking back hosting duties from the popular duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He has hosted it three-times previously in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Gervais already prepared viewers for his sometimes cruel jokes as he tweeted a cheeky apology days earlier for those who will be offended by his jokes.
He wrote on Twitter New Year’s Day: ‘Because I can see the future, I’d like to apologise now for the things I said at next week’s Golden Globes. I was drunk & didn’t give a f***.’
Gervais has been given free reign on stage, despite the controversy surrounding his past quips about Scientology, Mel Gibson and how making a Holocaust movie guarantees awards glory.
‘They said I could say what I want again,’ the he Ellen DeGeneres during a recent interview.
Gervias is the star and brains behind the popular TV shows The Office, Extras, and Derek has won seven Bafta awards, five British comedy awards, three Golden Globes and two Emmys.
And he’s off! Ricky Gervais got warmed up on Twitter ahead of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday
The Golden Globes is regarded as the second most prestigious awards ceremony for American film, just behind the Academy Awards.
The awards are bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and recognises excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
Going into Sunday night, Todd Haynes’ 1950s romance Carol leads all nominees with five nods, including best picture (drama) and best actress for both of its leads, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
In the best picture category, it will compete with Spotlight, The Revenant, Room and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Netflix earned a leading eight nods on the TV side, where nominations were scattered across streaming services, broadcast and cable.
Six shows come in tied for the most nominations with three: Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent, American Crime and Wolf Hall.
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2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS - FILM
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo - Infinitely Polar Bear
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Best Screenplay Motion Picture
The Big Short
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song Motion Picture
Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades Of Grey
One Kind Of Love, Love and Mercy
See You Again, Furious 7
Simple Song #3, Youth
Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Best Motion Picture - Animated
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shawn The Sheep Movie
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament, Belgium
The Club, Chile
The Fencer, Finland/Germany/ Estonia
Son of Saul, Hungary
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Alicia Vinkander, Ex-Machina
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Director Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Ridley Scott, The Martian
George Miller, Mad Max:Fury Road
Best Original Score Motion Picture
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS - TELEVISION
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Wagner Maura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Shreiber, Ray Donovan
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story
Sarah Haye, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crimes
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story
Flesh And Bone
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolfhall
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr Robot
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Orange Is The New Black
Mozart In The Jungle
Best Television Series - Drama
Game of Thrones