Golden Globes: 77th Golden Globe Awards (2020)

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An apathetic performance from Ricky Gervais can't quite sink the 77th Golden Globes, but scattered moments of hope, from unexpected winners to heart-felt speeches, can't quite save it either.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Golden Globes 77th Golden Globe Awards

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

A host's job, normally, is to set the tone for the night, balancing irreverent topical comedy and Hollywood mystique. But Gervais's sense of humor was too malevolent for a good time and too lazy for incisiveness.

Jan 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Gervais has been saying this is his last time hosting the Golden Globes since the first time he hosted the Golden Globes. It's time the funnyman finally keeps his word.

Jan 6, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Gervais's committed but thin performance was like the worst sort of Hollywood sequel: brimming with quips and callbacks, lacking anything new or daring.

Jan 6, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ricky Gervais kept coughing up hairballs all night. The host's shtick at the 2020 Golden Globes felt incredibly stale, which might be one reason the stars were hitting the champagne harder than usual.

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Fortunately, there were other moments in the evening that genuinely were surprising and made hanging in for the duration of the three-hour broadcast less of a slog than it was in the beginning.

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The last thing anyone needed was for the smirking master of ceremonies to reprimand them for having hope, or taunt the room for trying to use their influence to change things for the better.

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Is insult comedy really the "edge" that the Globes desire? Sure, it's a way for the show to set itself apart. But one would think there has to be a better way to go about it.

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No shtick is more tiresome than that of a host pretending to be too bored to care.

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Gervais figured this was the last time he'd ever host the Golden Globes or any other awards show, so he told the well-heeled and the overpaid to "F--- off." He really did. It needed to be said.

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Last night's Golden Globe Awards were ... not bad? Three hours is still too long, even if it's almost entirely handing out awards and awards speeches.

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For the most part, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC was a better-than-average awards show, with surprise winners, humorous touches and some heartfelt speeches.

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In fact, in stepping away from the politics that dominated most awards shows in recent years, most of tonight's Globes were as low energy as Jeb Bush's pursuit of the White House back in 2016.

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