Which category did Ricky Gervais land in?
Winner: Ricky Gervais - Truth Teller
There was a sense last year that Ricky Gervais held back in his first turn as Golden Globes host. He managed to insult the people in the room, but he also managed to appear tentative. Nobody's going to accuse Gervais of timidity this time around. From the opening credits, he set a tone of harsh mockery, directed at the event's organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press, but also at many of the stars in the room and many of their movies. He also took cracks at Scientology and, in his final send-off, he even managed to offend more than a few viewers with an interest in God. And he was often hilarious. Not always, mind you. I'd say he only hit his targets maybe half of the time, a far lower percentage than in his regular appearances as presenter at other telecasts -- lazy jokes about Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. are just lazy jokes -- but he got some big laughs and had much of the audience at home and some of the audience at the Beverly Hilton nodding along.