Even when he’s no longer hosting them, Ricky Gervais is still managing to troll the world’s biggest awards ceremonies, as it’s revealed that his 2020 speech at the Golden Globes has gained three times as many views as Sunday’s Oscars.
Only 9.8 million people tuned in to this year’s Academy Awards – a significant slump in viewership compared to last year’s event, which garnered more than 23.6 million viewers.
Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Gervais’ monologue has 32.4 million views on Twitter.
Sharing the clip, Gervais wrote: “It’s the Oscars tonight! I wasn’t invited. Was it something I said?”
The After Life actor’s comments – which were part of his fifth and final stint hosting the awards - went viral last year as he joked about the likes of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
Tom Hanks’ shocked and unimpressed reaction to Gervais’ controversial remarks also attracted online fame when the ceremony aired.
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It was this response from the Toy Story star which several followers brought up when replying to Gervais’ tweet:
Others claimed the speech was “one of the best” when it comes to burns and “hitting the real buttons”:
Heck, even Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson loved the flashback:
One user appeared to have called Gervais’ trumping of the Oscars before it even happened:
It seems as though one year on, Gervais’ speech has still got people talking...