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Worst: Ricky Gervais
The first year he hosted the Golden Globes, many critics felt that Ricky Gervais hadn't gone far enough. So he responded by seemingly burning all of his bridges with caustic material last year. Then it turned out that for all of the mean things he said, nobody in Hollywood was actually offended in the slightest and far from having burnt his bridges, Gervais was invited back once again. So he responded with a toothless snooze of a hosting performance. His substance free monologue mocked Eddie Murphy and Kim Kardashian and Adam Sandler, but without any nastiness. He saved his nastiness for Justin Bieber, making a weirdly dated paternity test joke about a pop star he knew wouldn't be at the TV/movie award show. Gervais was a non-factor through the middle of the bloated telecast and unlike last year when Twitter sent out search parties, nobody seemed to care. He returned to get very low-level laughs with a gag about Colin Firth's racism and Natalie Portman wasting a year on her family, but this year's version of Ricky Gervais had no edge and no appetite for destruction.