Thursday, May 23, 2024

Ricky Gervais Launches Annual Twitter Tirade Against Buckingham Palace After Queen’s Award Snub: “You Can Shove the Knighthood”


It must be the end of the year. Ricky Gervais has launched his annual Twitter tirade against Buckingham Palace after being snubbed once again for a Queen’s Award. “Dunkirk” director Christopher Nolan, Twiggy, actress Sophie Okrnedo, “Mr Carson” aka Jim Carter from “Downtown Abbey,” Margaret Atwood, Michael Palin, and Thandie Newton all made the cut this year. But not Ricky. Every year he’s overlooked and every year he complains. It does seem ridiculous that he doesn’t have something. I mean, really: Twiggy? Ricky is right. He deserves something by now. His version of “The Office” (he created it) in Britain was superb. He brought us the American version. All his other work is top notch. He’s hilarious and smart. Come on, Queen Elizabeth! Give in!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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