Golden Globes: 68th Golden Globe Awards (2011)

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68th Golden Globe Awards
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Returning host Ricky Gervais burns down the house by roasting attendees, making for a highly memorable -- if bitterly mean-spirited -- 68th Golden Globes.

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Critic Reviews for Golden Globes 68th Golden Globe Awards

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (8)

Many of Gervais's zingers bypassed "edgy" and landed on "downright uncomfortable"... Otherwise,the night proceeded with few surprises.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Gervais was certainly being himself, and no one should have been entirely surprised, but there is a line between the good, naughty kind of discomfort with a riffing comedian and the "I suddenly wish I weren't in this room" level of true awkwardness.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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The assembled stars may not have enjoyed it much... But it was a good time at home, and added some zest to an evening that included the Globes' usual jumble of head-scratchers and surprisingly on-the-money picks.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

An orgy of hatred and self-hatred interrupted by flashes of warmth, pride, nostalgia and wit... At the same time, however, the show was sort of amazing, because it captured the mix of naive sentimentality and rancid cynicism that defines showbiz.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It made for compelling -- if sometimes wince-inducing -- television. Given the staid lameness of most awards shows -- hello Emmys -- at least [Gervais] kept those who are not in the industry laughing uproariously.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Thanks once again to Ricky Gervais for bringing the sort of funny rudeness and effrontery -- or as Robert Downey, Jr., phrased it, "mean-spirited [with] a sinister undertone" -- that make an awards show such as the Golden Globes engaging to watch.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The opposite of dull and deferential is not snotty and abusive. Just a little notion someone might have mentioned to Ricky Gervais before he once again took the stage.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

"I warned 'em," Gervais said at one point in the lazy and perfunctorily smarmy show. He meant he warned the producers, but it seems we've all been warned now.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Gervais' celebrity takedown was an impromptu Comedy Central Roast for the A-list set. The voice of tell it like it is, the child pointing out the emperor's new clothes... Gervais brilliantly distilled celebrities to two or three lines.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Several talents rose above the occasion... But all that propelled the evening was the cheap suspense of wondering how far Gervais would go and who would slap him down.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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