If you noticed that I changed the original song lyrics to Ricky from Mickey, then you appreciate fairly bad pop music. Kudos. But here’s the thing: Ricky Gervais is hosting the Globes on Sunday (aka The Golden Globes) and I am pulling for him to upset some people, and in doing so, make me laugh out loud.
I like Ricky. He’s snarky. He’s rude. He can be dark. And, much to the dismay of shiny, happy Hollywood types, he can be mean-spirited. Gervais has been known to hit below the belt to get a laugh at the expense of others. Deal with it.
It’s not like he makes fun of people who don’t make an art form of rehab stints when they get arrested…yet again. He calls a spade a spade. In fact, being the butt of one of Gervais’ zingers might be the sort of wake-up call some people need… the intervention might be just around the corner. Tick-tock.
Yes, Gervais has been accused of crossing lines. But, I ask you, where are the lines in 2012? The guy just has the guts to say the stuff out loud that we (meaning me and the people who I call my friends) read about in People every week. He realizes that sometimes funny comes from a dark place. Like it or not.
I like it. And, as a gal who blogs about television and films for a living, I have to watch awards shows. Would I watch anyway? Yes, but with my remote in hand. I would tune in to see which hottie has achieved just the right shade of bronze from her recent spray tan, and whose arms are toned without being too ripped and masculine. You know, I would try to get the highlights.
Actually, I would tune in to watch Ricky Gervais, because he’s funny. I’d also tune in because I love talented actors, good shows/films and brilliant writing…and I believe they should be recognized.
But, what I love best of all about award shows are the really honest, heartfelt acceptance speeches. Many are too long and forced, but the ones teeming with human emotion from dark horse winners are moving. I am one sappy sucker.
For example, when Melissa McCarthy, of “Bridesmaids’” fame, won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Mike & Molly” last year, I nearly shed a tear. McCarthy was humble, funny and sincere. It was no act. She gushed.
For me, the real magic of awards season is seeing these shining stars as the very real people they are underneath the spray tans and false eyelashes.
Oh, and watching Ricky Gervais make fun of them, too!
Check back Monday… I’ll do a Globes recap!
Until Next Time … Stiletto Showgirl!