The Golden Globes have a reputation as a kind of edgy awards ceremony. (Well, edgy by the standards of awards shows anyway.) But this year’s host, Jimmy Fallon, is about as edgy as sphere, and his monologue lacked the bite of other previous hosts like Ricky Gervais. The only really funny moment of the night came during one of the awards presentations, when Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig took the stage to give out the Golden Globes for Best Animated Feature.
At last year’s Golden Globe Awards, host Ricky Gervais found himself wiped off more than one celebrity holiday card list after making several pointed, caustic — and come on, admit it, hilarious — barbs at the stars’ expense. Afterwards, many Tinseltown insiders said he’d never be invited back to emcee the event. They were wrong.