Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Host 'Doesn't Care' If Anyone Was Offended By Jokes
UPDATE III: The Hollywood Foreign Press issued a statement on Gervais' performance (via EW):
"We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we've ever had and we were pleased."___
UPDATE II: Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk told The Hollywood Reporter that, "He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky."
And he had no idea what was coming.
"I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard was the same time you heard it," Berk said. "When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected.
For more, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.
UPDATE: Rob Shuter of PopEater reports that one Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on and vote for the awards) told him that Gervais will not return as host -- and won't ever get nominated for a Golden Globe, either.
"Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure," the HFPA member said. "For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain."
Whether that's the official view of the HFPA remains to be seen. Though, either way, Gervais probably just doesn't care.
Ricky Gervais unleashed his sharp, insulting wit on Hollywood as host of Sunday night's Golden Globes, but does he care if he insulted some people?
"This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don't care," Gervais told TVGuide.com.
Not that he doesn't know his impact. "For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It's great," Gervais told Deadline.com.
It was no surprise that Gervais went for the jugular with his jokes -- he warned Hollywood ahead of time. But he certainly was rough.
Among his targets, Gervais called out members of Scientology.
"Also not nominated was 'I Love You Philip Morris,' Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual characters pretending to be gay," he said. "So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then."
Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.
For the record, there were some celebs who enjoyed it, including Jimmy Fallon, who tweeted that it was "hilarious"; Al Pacino, who said that was his job as a comedian; and Christian Bale, who hoped for it to continue when asked earlier in the show.
Will he be back? He told The Hollywood Reporter that he had immediately been asked back after his hosting gig last year, but hadn't heard yet for the 2012 ceremony.
"That's ominous, isn't it?" he asked. "So I probably won't be here next year."
And if he is?
"I'll go (expletive) mental."
Watch his big opening monologue below: