After Gervais’ 2011 Golden Globe performance and the accompanying hurt feelings, his return as host was somewhat of a shock.
Gervais attempted to tone down his crude humour and kept bullying to a minimum for the 2012 Golden Globe awards. Despite his efforts, the comedian couldn’t help but include some taunting remarks. “The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton,” he stated jokingly. Gervais even set out to mock the rules set out for him by the network. He read, “...no profanity. That’s fine. I’ve got a huge vocabulary…No nudity. See, that’s a shame ‘cause I’ve got a huge…”
While the crude humor moves away from the traditional role of the Award Show Host, Gervais’ Golden Globe 2012 performance kept an otherwise quiet affair loud and entertaining.