22:26 GMT26 February 2020
Listen Live
    Viral
    Get short URL
    2151
    Subscribe

    Although the 2020 Oscars went without a host, this year’s Golden Globes presenter Ricky Gervais just couldn’t stay away from the biggest movie awards ceremony.

    While he wasn’t invited to Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the comedian shared on Twitter how he could’ve opened the show during ABC’s live telecast. Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter regarding what his “first best joke” would be, he provided not just one but two of them  – in his own style.

    Despite claiming that he was “too old for this,” Gervais returned as host of the Golden Globes in January, pointing out the hypocrisy floating about the room. Memorably, he reminded the audience, “If you win, come up, accept your little award tonight… thank your agent and your God, and f*ck off. No one cares about your views on politics or culture.”

    The Oscars was without a host for the second time in a row and the third time in the history of the awards show. Comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the 2019 show, but he ended up resigning after an uproar over some of his old homophobic tweets. The Academy chose not to search for a replacement, introducing a list of presenters for each nomination instead.

    Related:

    Press Interviews with Oscar Winners at 2020 Academy Awards - Video
    92nd Oscar Awards Ceremony Live Updates: Winners of 2020's Biggest Cinema Event
    I Don’t Want To Lose My Voice: Oscar-Nominated Rima Das On Shying Away From Bollywood Tie-Ups
    And the 2020 Oscars Award Goes to… What to Expect From Biggest Night for Cinema
    Tags:
    Ricky Gervais, Academy Awards, Oscar, Oscars
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook