Last week Gold Derby supplied up our listing of dream Oscar hosts for the upcoming 2021 ceremony (bear in mind, the Academy nonetheless hasn’t introduced if there’ll even be a host), and one particular person roared again at us on Twitter for together with him. “That’s not a dream, it’s a nightmare,” mentioned that rascal Ricky Gervais when he found he was one in every of our contenders. Others on Tariq Khan‘s listing embrace Billy Crystal, Laverne Cox, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig.
That’s not a dream, it’s a nightmare 😂
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 8, 2021
The British funnyman isn’t any stranger to emceeing awards exhibits, as he’s hosted the Golden Globes 5 instances now (2010-12, ’16, ’20). At final 12 months’s ceremony, Gervais’ monologue had the viewers of the Beverly Hilton rolling on the ground together with his jokes about “pedophile movies” like “Surviving R. Kelley” and … “The Two Popes,” Joe Pesci trying like Baby Yoda, Martin Scorsese being too quick to go on theme park rides, Leonardo DiCaprio relationship youthful girls, “Cats” being a field workplace bomb and Apple operating “sweat shots in China.”
However, Gervais has by no means hosted the Oscars. Perhaps the Academy is just too scared to invite the controversial comic to function the ringleader of the largest awards present on the planet? After all, they have a tendency to go together with “safe” selections as of late like Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Hugh Jackman. The final time they employed somebody on the riskier aspect was Seth MacFarlane in 2013, and he obtained largely damaging opinions.
Gervais is a former two-time Golden Globe winner for producing and appearing within the unique British TV present “The Office” (2004). At the Emmys, he took house one for producing the American model of “The Office” in 2006 and one other for starring in “Extras” in 2007. In one of the hilarious Emmy moments ever, Gervais was not on-hand to settle for the trophy for “Extras” so presenters Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert gave it to their good friend Steve Carell (“The Office”). A 12 months later, the joke was paid off when Gervais tried to take his statuette again from Carell, a perennial Emmy loser, however he hilariously refused.
We’re not alone in wanting Gervais to host the 2021 Oscars. Here’s only a sampling of responses from his many Twitter followers who again our plea:
Beverly carver: After all of the wokeness I feel you’d be good. Some are so up themselves they want to be introduced down to earth.
Ilona257: That could be superior!! The Ricky Horror Picture Show.
Neil: The one and solely time I’d watch the Oscars.
Cathy Carside: Aww…You know that you simply’re the perfect host & the one which the world will at all times tune into!
Valerie81360: But you’re the one purpose to watch that present. But I get it.
Guilherme Rodrigues: Just do it, GOAT!
Kathleen: Our dream, your nightmare…take one for the staff.
Darren: Do it! Would be the funniest Oscars, ever.
Le dauphin: People would possibly truly watch it.
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