Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais, Jonah Hill, Amy Schumer Lead Heavily Censored Live Show
A slew of presenters and winners — including host Gervais when introducting presenter Mel Gibson — were censored during Sunday night's annual awards show, which broadcast live on NBC Jan. 10.
It's a good thing the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were bracing for the return of the unpredictable Ricky Gervais.
Thanks to a built-in seven-second tape delay, producers of Sunday's show were able to censor their host, as well as a slew of presenters and winners who cursed during the live event. The expletive-filled night (which began airing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC) was one of the most censored in recent memory, starting with the first award of the telecast when Jonah Hill, dressed as the bear from The Revenant, took the stage with Channing Tatum.
Here is a rundown of the show's most memorably muted moments and what they said:
Jonah Hill (dressed as The Revenant bear) and Channing Tatum
The brutal assault on Leonardo DiCaprio by a bear in The Revenant has become the butt of many jokes, and Sunday night's show was no exception.
After Gervais announced Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as presenters for the first award of the night for best supporting actress in a film, Hill took the stage wearing a bear hat and proceeded to drop several F-bombs while talking as the animal from the film.
"Honey is just f— delicious," said Hill, who was wearing a green ribbon on his tux that he said was to support honey awareness. "I just love f—ing honey." The camera panned to a shocked Jane Fonda (nominated in the category for Youth) and her boyfriend Richard Perry, who watched with his mouth open in shock, as Hill continued to drop bleeped-out F-bombs.
Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson
A highly anticipated moment of the night's telecast arrived when Gervais introduced presenter Mel Gibson, who was making a controversial comeback to the Globes stage. Gervais, who in the past has poked fun at the actor for his drunken and anti-Semitic remarks, said he blamed NBC for allowing the pair to be on stage together, adding, "Mel blames... we all know who Mel blames."
Gervais then said he would rather have a drink with Gibson than Bill Cosby, but it wasn't until Gibson took the stage that Gervais delivered his lowest blow. "What the f— does 'sugar tits' even mean?" Gervais asked Gibson, referring to the phrase the Mad Max actor called a female police officer after his arrest in 2006. Later, Gervais signed off by saying, "From myself and Mel Gibson: Shalom!"
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence asked Gervais to introduce them as best friends before taking the stage to introduce clips from their respective movies, Trainwreck and Joy. "It's like they've never had a friend before," said the host before the two strutted out in unison.
"I'm J. Law," said Lawrence, and "I'm A. Schu," said Schumer, as the actresses, who were both nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, joked about their celebrity nicknames.
"Usually they just call me a c—," said Schumer, as her crude comment was muted. When Lawrence won later in the night, Schumer gave her a giant hug and standing ovation.
Mark Wahlberg, who presented alongside his Daddy's Home co-star Will Ferrell, winner Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), Blindspot actress and presenter Jaimie Alexander and The Revenant director Alejandro Iñárritu were also censored when they took to the stage.