Golden Globes 2020 kicked off with Ricky Gervais' opening monologue. Anticipation for a controversial monologue was held high by fans as Ricky has previously delivered some of the boldest yet funniest opening monologues for the award ceremony. This year around too, Ricky Gervais was seen in his usual element as he poked fun at Hollywood for five minutes straight during 77th annual Golden Globes awards.
Ricky Gervais started off the monologue by asking the audience if he can have some fun at the expense of Hollywood celebrities. Without having a defensive stance of any aspect he brought up during the monologue. People familiar with Ricky Gervais' humour must be aware that the actor-comedian does not hold back words while delivering speeches. In this monologue too, Ricky went on to make jokes about controversial topics such as Felicity Huffman's jail sentence.
Ricky addressed the table where the cast of The Irishman was seated and jokingly referred to Joe Pesci as Baby Yoda. He also brought upon the topic of Martin Scorsese calling out Marvel movies to be equivalent to theme park rides. In a quirky manner, he retorted that Martin shouldn't be around any theme park rides as he is not tall enough to get on them. He then went on to address the table where the cast and creative team of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was seated and stated that the film had such a long run time, by the end of it Leonardo DiCaprio's date was too old for him, referring to Leonardo DiCaprio's 22-year-old Camila Morrone, who he is rumoured to be dating.
Ricky ended his monologue by poking fun at celebrities using the platform to make a political speech. He added that celebrities are in no position to lecture the general public as they know nothing about the real world. He suggested celebrities who will win awards to come up the stage, thank their agent, thank god and then leave the stage.