Ricky Gervais Was the Big Winner at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, the best film and television awards that money can buy, are done for another year, and it’s safe to say that the big winner of the night was men, followed by bros, guys, and dudes, and it was a pretty grim night for dames; you know, except for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Before a single statue was given out, Ricky Gervais has won the night with a blistering monologue that sounded more like it was from a roast than an awards show.

To be honest, Gervais’s jokes aren’t all that spectacular, but the fact that he continues to say it right to people’s faces elevates it. Like when he makes a joke about Jeffery Epstein and follows up with “shut up, I know he was your friend,” you can’t say that in any other room and have it work, but it kills when you say it in that room.

It was a big night for dudes in movies, though, with Tarantino winning Best Screenplay and Best Comedy or Musical for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which also picked up Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix winning Best Actor in a Drama for Joker and 1917 winning Best Drama. If Tarantino and Joker winning big makes you mad… just wait until the Oscars, you’re going to be furious.

But never fear, ladies had their moment tonight. Women swept the Best Actress categories, especially Awkwafina who won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy despite The Farewell being a drama. That’s just how good she was! Phoebe Waller-Bridge picked up Best Comedy or Musical and Best Comedy or Musical Actress awards for Fleabag, which was well deserved.

You can find a complete list of winners and nominees here.

All in all it was an uneventful evening and the only reason people watch is because it gives you a clue about who might the Oscar, which is a real award. The answer is that Tarantino is going to clean up. There have been seven times that Tarantino should have won Best Picture and Best Director and he didn’t win any of them; this is his penultimate film and he’s going to win both and they’re going to come with a note that says “Sorry about Pulp Fiction, we don’t know what the hell we were thinking with Forrest Gump, either.”

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