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Ricky Gervais on Getting Emmy Nom for His Vilified Golden Globes Hosting Gig (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 3rd 2011 9:55AM
Ricky Gervais, 'Late Show with David Letterman'After Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes this past year, he was vilified in the press and by much of the Hollywood community. Apparently, he was too harsh and insulting to some of Hollywood's elite and they were not amused. But somebody was, and David Letterman was all too pleased to bring it up on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

"For that performance, the man has been nominated for an Emmy Award," Letterman told his audience. Gervais was happy about it but conceded he wouldn't win.

Letterman's argument was that this didn't matter. In this case, just being nominated meant so much to that knee-jerk, super-negative reaction to what many others considered a great hosting performance.

True vindication would come, though, if he can pick up a Golden Globe nomination for the gig, though they'd have to make up a category for him. How about "Best Performance by a Host in a Hostile Environment."

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SIGRID

I'm SOOOOO tired of everybody and their brother being overly sensitive and deeply offended by something. It's difficult to put a sentence together that won't have some tight-assed, sniveling, humorless prig getting his knickers in a knot. Can't we all just lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously? Gervais is absolutely hilarious and made was is usually a rather routine award show into great --and sometimes very appropriate-- comedy.

August 03 2011 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jerry

GAWD HOW CAN ANYONE STAND THIS SLEASE BALL LETTERMAN. HE MAKES HIS LIVING DEGRADING PEOPLE JUST TRASH

August 03 2011 at 12:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
VectorVictor99

Rightfully so. Gervais was perhaps the best thing about that night, even though the Golden Globes won't admit it.

August 03 2011 at 9:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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