That didn’t take long.
Six days after Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes and called members of the Hollywood Foreign Press racists, the group has taken action.
The HFPA has booked Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to return for a third time and host the 2021 Golden Globes. Usually they’d wait til the fall to make such an announcement. But Gervais was so brutal to them– he also said they didn’t understand English– that the 90 member group acted swiftly.
Fey and Poehler are certainly a popular duo, and they won’t be as angry or as cruel as Gervais seemed to be last Sunday. He just appeared to be off his usual rhythm, not even wearing a tie or proper tuxedo. Also, in past years Gervais would do a victory lap at the HBO after party following the show. This year he just vanished, not even showing up (I don’t think) at the Netflix party. He has a series called “After Life” on the platform.
The Globes ratings were down from last year, but that was to be expected. Awards shows overall are down. Plus, their winning movie — “1917”– hadn’t been released yet. The Globes should really push back a week, they are too early. They were always better on the second Sunday in January. Maybe they’ll return to that date next year.