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Video: Ricky Gervais teases Hollywood stars at Golden Globe Awards

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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Edward Norton arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV personality Maria Menounos arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Bruce Willis (R) and Emma Heming arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Raven-Symone arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Jack McGee (L) and Michael Douglas attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Olivia Wilde (L) and Ryan Gosling attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Paris Hilton (L) and Nicky Hilton attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV personality Kim Richards attends HBO's Post 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Colin Firth attends Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the Fox Searchlight 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: (L-R) Producer Cean Chaffin, director David Fincher and actress Angelina Jolie attend the Sony Pictures Classic 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Natalie Portman poses with her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for "Black Swan" in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV personality Cat Deeley arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Carla Gugino arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Malin Akerman and Carla Gugino arrive at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Abigail Spencer arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Amber Heard arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Virginia Williams arrives at NBC Universal's 68th Annual Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Robert Downey Jr. arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Camilla Belle arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Camilla Belle arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Molly Sims arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Edward Norton arrives at NBC Universal's 68th Annual Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Madeline Zima arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Dania Ramirez arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Charlotte Ross arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Morena Baccarin arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Marley Shelton arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Stacy Keibler arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Gerard Butler arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and actor Alex Beh arrive at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Emily Browning (L) arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Jane Lynch arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Tim Allen and Jane Hajduk arrive at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Kate Walsh arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Eva Longoria, left, and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at the Weinstein Company Golden Globes after party Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Neal McDonough (R) and Ruve Robertson attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Producer Lawrence Bender (L) and guest attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Composer Alexandre Desplat (L) and Director Tom Hooper attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Vincent De Paul (L) and actress Jane Seymour attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Connie Britton arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Melissa Leo (L) and Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh attend Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company's 2011 Golden Globe Awards After Party presented by Marie Claire held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Kelly Brook arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Dania Ramirez arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Erica Christiansen arrives at the 2011 InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ricky Gervais poked fun at a series of celebrities while hosting last night’s Golden Globe Awards, leaving much of the audience speechless.

The British comedian caused shock with his jokes at last year’s ceremony, but had insisted he was going to go even further this time round. He stayed true to his word, taking jibes at several big name stars as soon as he took to the stage.



“It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking,” he said in his monologue. “Or, as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.”



He went on to discuss Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s big budget movie The Tourist. The film under-performed at box offices, something which hadn’t been lost on the comedian.



“I haven't even seen The Tourist. Who has?” he laughed.



Ricky then took a pop at Scientology, the religion favoured by many stars in Hollywood. It seems his utterance was a step too far for some of the audience, who greeted it with a shocked intake of breath.



“I Love You Phillip Morris stars Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor, two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So, the complete opposite of some famous scientologists Probably,” he said. “My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke.”

While some of the awards’ guests were unsure about Ricky’s humour, others found him hilarious. Alec Baldwin was spotted wiping tears from his eyes throughout the ceremony, while Robert De Niro also laughed all the way through.



Other wisecracks included asking if anyone had been to see Cher performing recently, before uttering: “No. Why not? Because it's not 1975.”



The 49-year-old teased Jennifer Lopez for her insistence she is still the same as ever, making a joke about her ‘Jenny from the block’ moniker. “She's just Jenny from the block. If the block in question is that one on Rodeo Drive between Cartier and Prada,” he quipped.

Robert Downey Jr. also got a rough ride, with Ricky teasing him about his past as he took to the stage. Robert has had a high-profile battle with drugs, which Ricky thought was perfect fodder for his jokes. The actor took it in good spirits though, firing back his own funny comment.



“He's the star of Iron Man, Two Girls and a Guy, Wonder Boys. Sorry, are these porn films? Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bowfinger. Really! Up the Academy,” Ricky said. “He has done all those films, but many of you in this room probably know [Robert Downey Jr.] from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.”



Robert retorted: “Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited, with mildly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show is pretty good so far, wouldn't you?”



The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Ricky Gervais at the Globes 2011

Ricky's Mel Gibson joke at the 2010 Globes

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