Ricky Gervais Reveals His Censored Golden Globes Joke | 22 Words

Sunday's Golden Globe awards saw the British reigned supreme yet again. Our favorite actors from across the pond swept up some major wins but the rest of the world managed to pull it back. Other than the award winners, there was another major talking point of the show: the Australian bushfires. The show became a platform to raise more awareness about the current climate crisis destroying thousands of acres of Australian land.

And with Ricky Gervais hosting the show for the final time, it became a night that will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. Why? Because he made sure the audience was... entertained the only way he knows how.

But there were some parts of his monologue that were just too risqué for broadcast. And now Gervais has revealed what he actually said in his censored jokes...

On Sunday, we saw the premiere of the 77th annual Golden Globes.

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The star-studded night saw the world's best actors come together to celebrate yet another successful year in the entertainment industry.

Even though there were some worthy competitors, the Brits managed to reign supreme.

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Our favorite actors and actresses across the pond stole the show, as they managed to sweep up a lot of the major awards including Best Actress (TV series), Best Director and Best Picture (drama).

One of the major front runners was none other than Sam Mendes.

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The English film director received two awards for his World War I drama 1917 including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture (drama). 2020 seems to be looking good for Mendes as he recently got knighted.

He has high hopes for the movie.

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"I really hoped this means people will turn up and see it on the big screen as intended," he said as he took to the stage alongside the film crew.

Elton John's followed 1917.

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The biographical film also picked up 2 awards including Best Original Song.

The Brits didn't stop there...

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Pheobe Waller-Bridge's won her fair share of awards on Sunday. Fleabag was awarded 2 awards including Best TV series (comedy/musical) and Best Actress (comedy/musical). And well deserved, I must say.

And would it really be a British invasion if Olivia Coleman didn't have a win?

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The Crown actress, Olivia Coleman, won the award for Best Actress (drama), and let me tell you, she had some pretty tough competition. Coleman stood alongside the likes of Jodie Comer, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman.

However, the biggest winner of the night had to be Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

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Even though the Brits seemed to dominate the show, we did see the Americans pull it back with 2019's Hollywood blockbuster.

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood came out on top, winning 3 of the major awards of the night.

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This included Bard Pitt's win as Best Supporting Actor. After 2 decades of a life without a Golden Globe, Pitt finally got a taste of what it feels like to be amongst the winners.

I wish I could say the same for Leonardo DiCaprio... But I can't.

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The actor was nominated for Best Actor (in a motion picture), but was beaten by none other than Taron Egerton for his role in Rocketman. I mean, if there's one person to beat DiCaprio, it would be young, fake Elton John, wouldn't it?

And just to add a little insult to injury, Pitt decided he would bring up some haunting memories for his friend.

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During his acceptance speech, Pitt decided to play on the iconic Titanic scene that everyone always seems to talk about. That's right, the moment when Jack (played by Leo) sacrifices himself by letting Rose (Kate Winslet) lie on the floating door to keep out of the freezing water.

People have always had their theories that Jack could have survived if Rose shared the door...

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And it seems as though Brad also agrees with us! He started off his speech like this: I also have to thank my partner in crime, Leonardo DiCaprio. Before The Revenant, I used to watch year after year, his co-stars win awards and get up and thank him profusely and I now know why..."

He continued saying:

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"He’s an all-star, he’s a gent. I wouldn’t be here without you, man. I thank you. But still… I would’ve shared the raft." And that's all it took. That one line made the entire audience, including DiCaprio, burst out into laughter.

And the jokes didn't end there...

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Sundays' Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais took to the stage and gave us a night to remember.

In true Gervais fashion, his laid-back attitude meant his jokes were hard-hitting...

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And he was taking no prisoners this year. Here are some of his most iconic jokes of the night, including the one that left Tom Hanks with a priceless "yikes" reaction.

It all started off like this...

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"If you win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech," he advised the stars during his monologue. It's safe to say hardly anyone followed his advice...

He continued:

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"You're in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg." Big yikes.

And look at Tom Hanks' reaction!

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And Gervais was only just getting warmed up at that point.

His other jokes were better received...though they were risky.

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"We were going to do an In Memoriam section, but when I saw the list of people who had died this year, it wasn't diverse enough. It was mostly white people. And I thought, 'No, not on my watch.'"

And because it was his final year hosting, he decided to throw this one in there...

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"Kevin Hart was fired from the Oscars for some offensive tweets. Luckily for me, the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English and they've no idea what Twitter is, so I got offered this gig by fax." It was all in good nature guys.

But some people didn't take too well to it...

Gervais immediately started receiving backlash for his "crude" humor, as people brandished him "right-wing" for his comments.

It only got worse as a huge Twitter debate broke out online.

There was abuse from both sides, validating their points about the comedian.

And even publications started writing their opinion pieces on if Gervais was actually right-wing or not...

It's safe to say, that his opening monologue wasn't received in the manner than he intended.

So, just to clear things up, Gervais addressed the situation on Instagram:

This is what he said: "How the f*** can teasing huge corporations, and the richest, most privileged people in the world be considered right wing? 😂 #GoldenGlobes."

Watch the full clip of his opening monologue so you can decide for yourself:

But many noticed that some parts of the monologue appear to have been censored. So what did Ricky Gervais say?

The joke in question concerned Judi Dench.

Dench is an absolute legend in the world of acting - so poking fun at her was a rather bold choice by Gervais.

But last year, Dench made a rather odd career choice.

She starred as Old Deuteronomy in the universally panned (and commercially disastrous) 2019 remake of Cats. 

Dench stood up for her decision, calling it a role she was "born to play."

But Gervais had something to say on the matter. And it seems he knew it was going to get him in trouble, as he muttered beforehand, "I can't even do this next joke." He then went on to say Dench loves, "nothing better than plunking herself down on the carpet, lifting her leg and licking her own -"

Many suspected some sort of cat-related pun.

But Gervais took to Twitter to reveal what the censored word actually was.

Well, that's all cleared up then!

It seems Gervais wasn't prepared for the sheer amount of backlash he's received and is now looking forward to moving on to new projects. But if you want to see how offensive he can really be, keep on scrolling!