Posts Tagged ‘golden globes’

Golden Globes 2014 : 12 YEARS A SLAVE and AMERICAN HUSTLE Win Best Pictures, Leonardo DiCaprio Is Best Actor

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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The 71st Annual Golden Globes were announced tonight with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler being amazing again. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle took home best motion pictures, Drama and Comedy/Musical, respectively. Breaking Bad earned its due sand said farewell once and for all with Best Drama Series; the full list of winners is below for you to check out.  The road to The Oscars begins now!

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ricky Gervais (But Were Afraid to Google)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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*Updated June 2012*

If you look around CoF you can find loads of Ricky Gervais related news. To save you some time I have put together the top stories we have on Gervais including great stories, links to videos, and more.  It might take up most of your afternoon if you’re not careful.  Visit Ricky’s blog for more!  Keep it here for Ricky Gervais Week III for more!

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Ricky Gervais Week III: An Introduction

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Ricky Gervais Week at the CityofFilms.com is a week of dedication to Ricky Gervais…obviously.  For the past couple of years, we take time around Gervais’ birthday to celebrate everything he has done to entertain us.  In our third year in doing so, I’d say we are pretty much caught up, just do a search for Ricky Gervais at the top of our site and you’ll be reading posts for days.

Ricky Gervais turns 51 today is you’re keeping count.  We will be reminding fans of Gervais why they’re fans in the first place, while making new fans out of non-believers.  Let’s take a quick look at what you might be reading about this week:

Ricky Gervais is perhaps the most influential British comedian ever; he’s certainly an influence in my life. His body of work covers just about everything an inspiring writer and or comedian could hope to achieve. From his days on XFM Radio to sell out stand up tours, Gervais is an icon.

The Office is the most critically acclaimed sitcom of all time becoming the first British comedy to win a Golden Globe. Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, and seven BAFTAS.

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Image: Ricky Gervais Is Ready To Unleash

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The Golden Globe Awards are almost here; this can mean only one thing: celebrities feelings are going to get hurt.  They brought back Ricky Gervais after many outlets said they wouldn’t (don’t believe everything you hear), that’s probably because the ratings for the show have gone up each year he hosts.  So screw rich people’s ego’s, the show makes money.

This is his final time he had admitted on his blog, so look for the gloves to really come off, or the gag as the image below portrays.  The awards show is set to air on Sunday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Ricky Gervais Talks Hosting The Golden Globes For A Third Time

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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I figured I would let Ricky Gervais speak for himself regarding the news that he will be hosting the Golden Globes once again.  He took to his blog to explain:

So it looks like I’m hosting The Golden Globes for a third and definitely final time.
It was a tough decision to be honest. There were many pros and cons. I loved doing it, but I was worried that I couldn’t improve on last year. I’m in LA anyway as I’m launching Life’s Too Short on HBO. But then I didn’t want the Globes to overshadow the series. I knew some people would be uncomfortable with me being host. (This was a pro by the way.)

What actually tipped the balance and made me say yes, was the fact that it would shut up all those fucking idiots who said that I’d never be invited back. Is that the wrong reason to do something? Ha ha. I think it is.

Now here’s the thing. The outrage I caused was of course, as usual, totally out of proportion to the things I said. I don’t think anyone had any right to be offended but they were. This year I’m going to make sure their offence is completely justified. The best thing about it is writing the gags. I love writing one liners. Particularly when they can’t be used in any other context. It gives them a special weight on the night if you know what I mean.

Follow me on Twitter and let me know your favourite targets for the monologue.
I’m enjoying it already.

Here is his twitter, and here is a video from last time:

Reel: Warwick Davis Introduces Johnny Depp to Ricky Gervais In ‘Life’s Too Short’

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Here is preview video from BBC’s upcoming show Life’s Too Short created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Warwick Davis. The video below shows Davis introducing Depp to Gervais, there seems to be heat between the two after Gervais’ Golden Globes jokes aimed at the star.  Forget the Tim Allen burn, I love that someone took a dig at Tim Burton casting his wife in everything he does.  Watch below:

Image via Ricky’s Blog, Video via Ricky’s Twitter.

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Ricky Gervais Week II: An Introduction

Monday, June 20th, 2011

gervaisOn Monday July 9, 2001, if you tuned into the BBC, you witnessed history. You watched the pilot of The Office that was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and his long time collaborator Stephen Merchant. The show is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary and Gervais will turn 50 on June 25th.
To celebrate, we are dedicating this week to our hero of comedy with our second annual Ricky Gervais Week. We will hopefully be reminding fans of Gervais why they’re fans in the first place, while making new fans out of non-believers.

Ricky Gervais is perhaps the most influential British comedian ever; he’s certainly an influence in my life. His body of work covers just about everything an inspiring writer and or comedian could hope to achieve. From his days on XFM Radio to sell out stand up tours, Gervais is an icon.
The Office is the most critically acclaimed sitcom of all time becoming the first British comedy to win a Golden Globe. Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, and seven BAFTAS.

His Fame tour became the fastest selling UK stand up show in history selling 100,000 tickets in 9 minutes. Continue Reading…

[updated] Ricky Gervais Asked to Host the Golden Globes Again, his Response

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

ricky[update via his blog] So you may have read that we are doing another series of An Idiot Abroad. This is true.  You may also have read that I am hosting next year’s Golden Globes. This is not true. Not yet anyway.

The TV show organisers said they were happy with everything and asked me to not rule out a third gig. However, it is not entirely up to them. The Hollywood Foreign Press and various other committees need to meet and agree. I have no idea if they want me back again. It depends whether they care about fifty delicate egos in the room or the 200 million people watching at home who want a laugh. Also, even if they did want me back, at the moment I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t do it. But I’ll tell you this. If they do invite me back and I accept, I’m going to pull exactly the same shit again or even worse.

Once again, everyone has been warned.

Just when you thought the story was over right?  Well it seems that old saying about any press being good press (murder?) might be what the Globe folks have on their minds by inviting Ricky Gervais back to host [see his performance here].

It’s not too much of a surprise considering he was the only thing that made the show watchable to begin with.  The Hollywood Foreign Press has realized that people won’t just tune in to see pretty celebrities sitting at tables, you know why?  Because they are boring as hell.

Ratings went up again with Gervais’ second gig, thus the invite for round 3.  And he responded: “Organisers asked me to consider a third year.  I don’t think I should.  I don’t know what I could do better.  I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.  You know me.  Two seasons is enough.”

Two seasons of The Office (UK) and Extras was enough, but Ricky…they had Christmas Specials.  Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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[Updated] Reel: Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Opening

Monday, January 17th, 2011
People are said to be offended by this, I guess Ricky won’t be asked back next year.  Something tells me he won’t lose sleep over this news.  RG 2 – GG 0  UPDATE: Now with all his greatness! (more…)

Gervais Talks Hosting The Golden Globe Awards

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Ricky Gervais reveals how he will go out ‘guns blazing, like it’s the end of the world,‘ when he comes back for a second turn as host of the Golden Globe Awards at this year’s ceremony.  Watch it for Ricky on Sunday January 16th.

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