I should preface this by saying that I’ve never given a damn about the the Golden Globe Awards. Aside from a relatively recent and fleetingly-interesting legal issue regarding bribes-for-awards, they’ve been never been anything more than momentary blip on my mental radar. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the last two ceremonies. I found that interesting, but never got around to actually watching. As I understand it, his performance was particularly controversial in January of this year, when he roasted the hell out of many of the nominees, and even the ceremony’s parent organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. So much so, in fact, that when the association’s president, who was also hit with a zinger or two, was asked if Gervais would ever be offered the MC gig again, he said simply “No comment.”
This morning, Gizmodo wrote about how Gervais has a far better idea than ever hosting the ceremony again. Instead, it would seem that he hopes to do a live-streaming audio commentary on top of the ceremony itself. This would be brilliant enough if it were only Gervais, alone by himself in a room somewhere. But that’s not how he envisions it. No, he decided to drop some names, some very awesome names, in listing those whose assistance he would enlist in this endeavor. They include Louis CK, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Larry David.
I’ll give you a moment to consider what would result.
Right now, the concept is little more than a blog post/brain dump on Gervais’ website. But if he follows through, I guess I’ll finally be watching the Golden Globes next year. Muted. With Ricky and friends turned way, way up.