Hilarious & Heartfelt Highlights from 2011 Golden Globe Awards

January 16, 2011

Ricky Gervais

Last night brought the broadcast of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. While the ceremony ended on schedule, at times the show felt like it lasted forever… Perhaps that's because, for whatever reason, our hilarious master of ceremonies, comedian Ricky Gervais, would inexplicably disappear for huge chunks of time. With his fierce wit and sarcasm, no one was safe from Gervais' comedic snark, and most of Hollywood took it in stride. Despite lacking more of Gervais humor there's still some hilarity to be seen, and those who were fortunate enough to win gave some great speeches to humbly accept their awards. Highlights below!

Kicking off the night with commentary on some of the terrible nominees like The Tourist, Ricky Gervais delivered this hilarious opening monologue. Unfortunately, although he makes appearances in a few other videos below, this was the most we saw our enigmatic host for the entire night (bonus video from YouTube):

Fortunately, Robert Downey Jr. brought some laughs to the stage when he revealed that sleeping with him was the key to success for the five leading ladies nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical:

Putting a timeframe on the span of Pixar's incredible work, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich wondered whether his award presenters, True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld and pop star Justin Bieber (I don't know why he was there either), were even alive when Toy Story was released in 1995. It was a fun joke:

Though Ricky Gervais dishes out some good-natured swipes at Steve Carell, the star of NBC's "The Office" literally has the last laugh before joining Tina Fey to introduce the nominees for Best Screenplay. Another one of our favorite moments to watch:

And then screenwriter Aaron Sorkin gave this truly phenomenal speech after winning the award for Best Screenplay for writing The Social Network which also went on to win Best Drama later that night along with David Fincher winning Best Director:

Finally, the charming ole Robert De Niro gave an awkward hut hilarious speech where he even poked fun at Little Fockers (which was a critical failure) while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Film tonight:

Well, those were some of our favorite moments from last night's Golden Globe awards ceremony broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton. Now we're looking forward to seeing James Franco and Anne Hathaway make a splash when they host the 83rd Academy Awards in February. Even though we'll be holed up in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, we'll be posting the nominees for Hollywood's biggest night as soon as they're announced the morning of Tuesday, January 25th in just a few weeks. So stay tuned as we continue to plow through the 2011 awards season! What were your favorite Golden Globe moments?

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Gervias wasn't that great, he just didn't produce funny comments and his last line was pitiful...he had a chance to end with a knockout but instead with with a light jab with a tried joke.

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011


pretty sure deniro was just reading a prompter. but they were rolling it too fast for him so he could gtfo. i liked his jokes tho. lol. tina fey + steve carell = win.

lego on Jan 17, 2011


Why did Robert De Niro sat Matt Damon was good in 'The Fighter'? He wasn't in that movie.....

Rodion on Jan 17, 2011


It's hard to tell if you're being sarcastic or not, but the reason he said that was because Matt Damon's introduction was full of jokes where he pretended to confuse Robert De Niro with other actors in his movies. For example, he spouted off Joe Pesci's "How am I funny?" rant from GoodFellas as if it belonged to De Niro in the film. Hope that clears things up for you.

Ethan Anderton on Jan 17, 2011


gervais stole the show - i was literally choking with laughter at some points. they're not going to invite him back, but they really should.

Jack Faulkner on Jan 17, 2011


Christian bale said something about de niro but was cut of by the music maybe de niros comment was a nod or joke back at bale

Loser on Jan 17, 2011


He said he's the shit.

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011


Tina Fey and Steve Carell together is a winning formula!! They should replace Anne Hathaway and James Franco for the Oscars. Or they should make more movies together or have their own sitcom...

Leinergroove on Jan 17, 2011


Sure there was fun and moving moments, but I am the only one who thinks that ANYONE was happy in this awards? Everyone looked so serious.

Dave on Jan 17, 2011


Gervais was the best thing on that show last night! Everything else was quite boring and serious for my taste.

RFabry on Jan 17, 2011


Steve Carell is very hilarious... he makes even old jokes sound fresh. He would do an amazing job as a ceremony host.

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011


Except for the kids from Glee everyone looked like they couldn't give a crap about the award show. Jolie and Pitt looked like a couple at home, sitting on the couch watching a modern family episode. David Fincher looked constipated (seriously, you're the best, try to be happy). And so was jesse einsenberg (is he still playing Zuckerband?). At least Michael Cera can actually smile. Emma Stone was gorgeous as allways (go lighter with the tanning, it's spiderman, not jersey shore). On to the actual award show: Yes, Ricky Gervais is awesome. Sometimes I find him a little on the obnoxious side, others he's truly amazing. I allways love to see him and Carrell go at it. Why not have both of them presentig the show? Downey Jr was a class act, as one would expect. The man can do no wrong. De Niro deserved it an it was a very nice speech, made me happy. I was glad to see "The Kids are all right" getting the praise it deserves, one of the most "fell good" movies of the year. I never got on board The Social Network hype train, but I guess it deserved it

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011


Oh, and Spidermand shaking Batman's hand after he won was also a good moment

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011


Having Carrell & Gervais do the show would be awesome, but would anyone else get a word in?

El_MUERkO on Jan 17, 2011


Gervais was really funny during the show. He've done well. Everyone's seems laughing about his jokes, hope though that they're not taking it seriously. Would also think that Carrell and Gervais would be great in hosting another kind of ceremony's like this.

Sandra Hopkins on Jan 18, 2011


I loved how bubbly and all smiles Christian Bale was. He's a really funny and cool guy when he's not playing psychos or characters that went through some traumatic experience, and I'm glad more people got to see that. Maybe that'll stop some people from being hung up on an audio tape of a stressed out actor who flipped his shit on a day at work. A well deserved award for a great actor. =) P.S.: I never wanted to touch Jesus inappropriately before. /swoon

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011


I cringed a bit watching some of the videos, but I always do at award ceremonies. Gervais is pretty funny, but I doubt they'll get him back though

Crapola on Jan 18, 2011


You need to watch this : And as I wrote my comment in Facebook one day after the Golden Globe I am just Copy Past it as a respond for those who thought Ricky was making a mistake or just hurt by his jokes : Now ... Those who thought Ricky's jokes were rude and disrespectful ... Wake Up and go watch his previews shows and Stand Ups .. You have no idea who Ricky is ...!!! Your small mind just make him more famous and great .. and He is really ...great making you a toy for his jokes and I love when he do that 😉 ... Ricky is the most intelligent Comedian in our time ! He make realistic jokes .. He is not just making you laugh .. He make you think and see the dirty reality behind the joke too ... The reality most of you just forgot and have no idea about it ... The reality of the things you care so much about and in fact they are nothing ... Things you fight for and spend your time and energy for and of course they are again nothing and have no meaning ... Wake Up and stop bitching about Ricky .. you small little t***s 🙂 This post and comment was for those who disrespect Ricky Gervais 😉 January 19 2011 at 4:42pm Edit : One more thing : He made Robert De Niro laugh !!! ... was that not enough prove that he is a great comedian !!???

shero on Jan 29, 2011


i saw this hahaha was awesome nice for a change

A5J4DX on Jan 29, 2011


Congratulations buddy you deserved it coz your a good man and you do all your best to do your job great.

Andrea Bakurva on Jun 27, 2011

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