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Watch Golden Globes 2019 opening speech where Ricky Gervais roasted Hollywood

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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We all are aware of the issues facing America’s movie industry – colourism, inequality, sexism, paedophilia, sexual exploitation and yes, racism.

Most of these issues do not reflect themselves as much in the big screen as they do in the bodies that award the makers of the movies.

The world accused the organizers of the Academy Awards of racism after they dropped the highly successful movie, Lionheart, produced by Genevieve Nnaji that was acquired by Netflix in the company’s biggest deal ever in an indie movie.

So you can imagine the delight of his audience when English Standup comedian, Ricky Gervais, host of the Golden Globes award, decided to put everyone on blast. No one escaped his harsh brutal yet comic rebuttal on Monday as he hosted his last show for the award body.

From Apple to Disney to Netflix and even the producers of the award winning shows and their actors, everyone got a piece of their own from the brilliant comedian.

Ricky took a jab at American actress and star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Felicity Huffman for her involvement in a college admissions scandal that saw many rich and famous parents indicted for bribery. Felicity Huffman did some 14 days in prison for this.

Gervais did not miss the chance to diss at The Oscars for dropping popular black comedian, Kevin Hart from hosting the 2018 Oscars after an old tweet of him joking at the expense of same-sex couples resurfaced online.

Watch the video of Ricky Gervais’s opening speech at the 2019 Golden Globes where he roasted everyone below.

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