Ricky Gervais Jokes About ‘Racist’ Golden Globes on Night No Black People Won

Ricky Gervais unleashed a barrage of insults on Hollywood Sunday night in Beverly Hills, during his opening monologue at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

The British comedian urged the A-list audience to skip their usual political speeches. He compared The Irishman actor Joe Pesci to Star Wars: The Mandalorian character Baby Yoda; and attacked the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the Globes voting body, for the lack of representation among this year’s nominees.

“Many talented people of color were snubbed in major categories. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about that. Hollywood foreign press are all very racist,” the five-time Globes host quipped. “We were going to do an In-Memoriam this year, but when I saw the list of people who died, it wasn’t diverse enough. No, it was mostly white people and I thought, nah, not on my watch. Maybe next year. Let’s see what happens.”

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To be fair, Cynthia Erivo, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Lopez were all nominated in the acting categories. While Beyoncé received a Best Original Song – Motion Picture nod for co-writing “Spirit” from The Lion King. Unfortunately, none of them won.

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Despite their losses, Awkwafina made history as the first performer of Asian descent to take home a Golden Globe in the lead actress film category for her role in The Farewell.

In case you’re wondering who else picked up a Golden Globe, below is the list of winners.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
1917 

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Renee Zellweger, Judy 

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker 

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Awkwafina, The Farewell 

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Taron Egerton, Rocketman 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Joker 

MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Chernobyl 

BEST ACTRESS – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon 

BEST DIRECTOR
Sam Mendes, 1917 

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – DRAMA
Olivia Colman, The Crown 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Patricia Arquette, The Act 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY
Fleabag

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Laura Dern, Marriage Story 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Missing Link 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – DRAMA
Brian Cox, Succession

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Parasite

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – COMEDY
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Succession 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl 

BEST ACTOR – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice 

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – COMEDY
Ramy Youssef, Ramy 

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