Flashback: Ricky Gervais Calls Out Pedowood at 2020 Golden Globes

Flashback: Ricky Gervais Calls Out Pedowood at 2020 Golden Globes

Let us not forget when Globes host Ricky Gervais concluded 2020’s telecast on NBC with a joke about Harvey Weinstein, calling out Hollywood for looking the other way for decades as the movie producer allegedly engaged in multiple acts of sexual assault and harassment.

Gervais’ gentle reminder came on the eve of Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York, where the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love producer faced five counts of sex crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault. The trial was set to begin that Monday morning in a lower Manhattan court.

Ricky Gervais let loose on Hollywood while introducing presenter Sandra Bullock.

Weinstein’s behavior was an open secret in Hollywood for decades. But stars still lined up to work for him in the hopes of benefiting from his infamously aggressive awards campaigning, which landed many performers glittery statuettes.

His movie career came to an end in 2017 when a slew of women, including several high profile Hollywood actresses, publicly accused him of rape and harassment dating back to the 1980s.

Gervais’s joke about Weinstein capped a long night in which the British actor-comedian repeatedly insulted his Hollywood audience.

Despite warning them to avoid politics for the evening, actors including Patricia ArquetteMichelle WilliamsRussell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and Sacha Baron Cohen couldn’t stop themselves from using their pulpit to lecture viewers at home on issues including climate change, abortion, and the 2020 presidential election.


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