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Poll: What did you think of Ricky Gervais as Golden Globes host?

January 17, 2011 | 11:01 am

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais was brutal while hosting the Golden Globes. He insulted Cher's age and showbiz relevance, Johnny Depp's acting chops in "The Tourist" and even the integrity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. He accused certain famous Scientologists of lying about their sexuality. At the end of the telecast, he said, "I'd like to thank God … for making me an atheist."

Afterward, when the Los Angeles Times asked Gervais if he has any friends left, he harrumphed, "The HFPA doesn't want me, NBC doesn't want me. Scientologists are out to get me. Johnny Depp is going to beat me up in the parking lot — and America won't want me anymore after my atheist comment."

Is Gervais overreacting? Are his critics?

— Tom O'Neil

Photo: Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday. Photo credit: NBC.