For the second straight year, Brit actor/comedian Ricky Gervais killed it hosting the Golden Globes telecast. And it got me thinking...he's so bitingly funny (and ribald), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association should just go ahead and anoint him the permanent host of the annual awards. I mean, any host who is willing to alienate the entire celebrity community for the sake of entertaining fans (aka The People Who Really Matter) deserves a promotion. We love our celebs, but we also love to poke fun at them.
Ricky, a draft beer standing at attention on his podium for much of the night, spared no one during Sunday night's show. In so doing, he gave me five very compelling reasons why he should be back next yea—and every year after that, for that matter:
1.) "It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast."
2.) "It was a big year for 3D movies. Toy Story, Despicable Me, Tron . It seemed like everything this year was three-dimensional. Except the characters in The Tourist."
3.) Introducing Robert Downey Jr.: "Many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County Jail."
4.) "The next presenter is a true Hollywood icon. In ten of the biggest blockbusters of all time he has shown his extraordinary acting versatility. He has played a boxer… and Rambo. Please welcome Sylvester Stallone!"
5.) Afterward, Ricky told a Deadline.com reporter: "For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It's great."
I couldn't agree more. Tell me what you think of Ricky's performance in the comments below!