Do You Feel Ricky Gervais Went Over The Line With His Jokes During The Golden Globes Last Night?
“He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.””Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones.”
Gervais did not allow Berk to review every word of the Globes’ script as he normally does. In my opnion he shold have a gist of the tone, but not be allowed to review every word. That would maket the ceremony as boring as Berk’s small bit on stage. I peronslly wonder if Berk is rolled out each year just for the awards show because he seems to look exactly the same every year.
“I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was at the same time you heard it. When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.”
“It was always planned that in the section of important awards he was not going to be part of (the show),” says Berk. “He was never called on the carpet, or given a warning or anything else.
Here is the official statement from the HFPA:
“We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we’ve ever had and we were pleased.”