Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'
TV-Netflix-Ricky Gervais FILE - Ricky Gervais appears at a screening of Netflix's "After Life" in New York on March 7, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Charles Sykes)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. “We watched the Ricky Gervais ‘comedy’ special on Netflix so you don’t have to,” the media watchdog group said. Last year, Chappelle and Netflix created a furor when his stand-up special, "The Closer," was accused of anti-trans humor by gay rights groups and some Netflix employees. And trans rights are human rights,” he said.wftv.com
Ricky Gervais says in a podcast he wants to live to see youngsters called out for not being 'woke enough'
The comedian was joined by neuroscientist Sam Harris on his "Absolutely Mental" podcast, and during their conversation, the pair peeled back the layers on current ideologies that could or won’t survive the next wave of generational social constructs.news.yahoo.com
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
With ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes noms
In this image released by Netflix, Gary Oldman portrays Herman Mankiewicz in a scene from "Mank." On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama. “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003. Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television. AdThe Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood’s awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars.
Golden Globes nominations Wednesday could belong to Netflix
Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Whether anyone will be attending the Golden Globes in person remains uncertain and improbable. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said the Globes — typically a bubbly dinner gathering with flowing drinks — will be held bi-coastally for the first time. digital channels and the Golden Globes' website. Last year's Golden Globes culminated in awards for “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021Hollywood's favorite comedy duo is coming back to host one of Hollywood's favorite award shows. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to co-host the Golden Globes in 2021. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday for his fifth time. The date for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony has not yet been announced.cbsnews.com
Ricky Gervais blasts Apple at the Golden Globes for China 'sweatshops'
Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after the Golden Globe Awards. Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event Sunday, used Apple's nominations for "The Morning Show" as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. "Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China," Gervais said as the camera panned to Apple CEO Tim Cook in the audience. "So, you say you're woke, but the companies you work for, unbelievable," Gervais said, referring to actors working on programming for streaming services from large tech and media companies. If ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent, wouldn't you?"cnbc.com
Ricky Gervais mocks Hollywood with explicit jokes at Globes
This image released by NBC shows host Ricky Gervais speaking at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Ricky Gervais kicked off the Golden Globes by telling the audience his fifth time hosting would be his last, then proceeded to deliver an expletive-laced skewering of Hollywood's elites. True to his reputation, Gervais opened the show on Sunday with a mix of evisceration and exasperation, pretending to confuse Joe Pesci for Baby Yoda, calling the Hollywood Foreign Press Association racist and declaring Netflix's takeover of Hollywood. He made fun of Felicity Huffman for her prison sentence in a college exam cheating scandal, saying she made the license plate on his limo. Few in the audience should have been surprised by Gervais' tone: He's taken delight in dicing up the Hollywood elite with his jokes with his previous hosting stints.
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and '1917' win big at 2020 Golden Globes
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "1917" took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories. Sam Mendes' "1917" earned the drama category's top prize and he took home the Globe for best director. Hildur Gudnadottir, who wrote the score for "Joker," is the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for best actress in a comedy TV series and for best comedy TV series. HBO's "Chernobyl" won for best limited series and actor Stellan Skarsgard won best actor in a limited series for his performance in the show.cnbc.com