So, we didn’t watch the Golden Globes earlier this week. What’s the point? If we want to watch a bunch of self-important limousine liberals lecture us about how everything we believe in is wrong, and that our basic behavior is going to destroy the planet within a few hours, we could just turn on CNN at any point in the day.
Seriously, what is even the point of these award shows? There’s dozens of them, and they all seem to follow the same formula: you have a host who introduces another host to introduce some awards, often for media you’ve never heard of in your life. It’s also worth noting that ratings for programs like the Golden Globes, the Oscar’s the Emmy Awards, and the rest of those things have been plummeting in recent years — thanks in no small part to Middle America being sick of being lectured to.
This is why it was so refreshing to see British actor Ricky Gervais — a genuinely funny human being — host the Golden Globes for a fifth and final time. His opening monologue was less about the award show itself, and more about slamming Hollywood for all of the things we’ve just stated.
He also made a blatant Jeffrey Epstein joke, going as far to tell the awkward audience that he doesn’t care that they didn’t like the joke — because he knows they were friends with the billionaire pedophile.
The fact that this meme uses Tom Hanks is even better — his facial expressions were priceless.