In the past few days, it's become conventional wisdom that Ricky Gervais's performance hosting the Golden Globes was a mean-spirited affront on the common decency and small-town values of Hollywood's upper echelon. They've effectively got him blacklisted from the awards.

While it is true that there is a precedent for Gervais being a complete prick to his subordinates the events of the Golden Globes were far from his most malicious endeavors, and may in fact have been the only thing which kept the ceremony from becoming the equivalent of four hours of Chinese water torture.

Thankfully while the media and the Hollywood Foreign Press were wringing their collective hands in concern for the sensitivities of the Hollywood A-listers, many of the actors themselves have a radically different take on Gervais's jibes…


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