After delivering a scorching opening monologue at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Ricky Gervais rounded out the ceremony by laying into the room of Hollywood insiders for their complicity in the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Bringing Sandra Bullock on stage to announce the final award, Gervais said, “Our next presenter starred in Netflix’s ‘Bird Box,’ a movie where people survive by acting like they don’t see a thing. Sort of like working for Harvey Weinstein.”
After the crowd erupted in boos, Gervais replied, “You did it! I didn’t, you did it!”
Even for Gervais, whose entire award-season shtick involves trenchant jabs at sensitive celebrities, this was a must-see moment. Accounts shared in the wake of Weinstein’s sudden downfall have indicated the mogul’s misconduct was an “open secret” in Hollywood for years. Gervais didn’t give the industry a pass.