In fact, his name has now become synonymous with his 2020 Golden Globes opening monologue, in which he openly roasted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association itself.
Ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Gervais took to Twitter to question why he wasn’t asked to join the festivities.
“It’s The Oscars tonight! I wasn’t invited,” he tweeted on Sunday morning. “Was it something I said?”
Throughout the monologue, Gervais noted that the gig would be his “last time” hosting, so he had no intention to pull his punches.
In the video, the “After Life” star joked about convicted criminal Felicity Huffman, Joe Pesci’s age and more.
He also noted that the year was ripe with “pedophile movies,” jokingly listing “The Two Popes” as among them — a sharp reference to the Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandal.
Additionally, Gervais mocked the HFPA itself, calling the show boring and saying the members of the organization “can barely speak English” and “are all very, very racist.”
He also discussed other touchy subjects like Jeffrey Epstein, ISIS, Prince Andrew and more, all while playfully bashing celebrities sitting at the tables in front of him.
“‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ — nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was too old for him,” Gervais joked at the time.
The comedian recirculated the clip ahead of the 2021 Golden Globes earlier this year, once again sharing it on Twitter.
“Everyone can relax,” he wrote alongside the clip. “Have a great night #GoldenGlobes.”