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Golden Globes Odds – Who Will Ricky Gervais Insult This Year?

Rose T.

by Rose T. in Entertainment

Oct 28, 2015 · 9:55 AM PDT


He’s back, Hollywood! British bad boy Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globes for a fourth time in 2016. After a three-year hiatus, Gervais will be taking over emcee duties from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose soft-hearted comedy was a hit with audiences (and a relief to attendees).

This comes days after edgy comedian Chris Rock was named as the host of the 88th Academy Awards. Looks like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is giving the Academy the proverbial middle finger.

Gervais’ take-no-prisoners approach to hosting is vicious to say the least. His many victims in previous years have included nominees, presenters, and the HFPA itself. According to his Twitter feed, Gervais is making a list and checking it twice, which makes every A-Lister in Hollywood a potential target. That includes you, Mel Gibson!

Who will Gervais take swipes at in 2016? Which star will be left gasping instead of laughing during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards? We set the early odds.

Ricky Gervais/2016 Golden Globes Host Odds:

Most likely to be the butt of Gervais’ first joke: The network (NBC)

Odds on which celebrities Gervais will insult during the show:

  • Donald Trump: 1/1
  • Kanye West: 3/1
  • Kim Kardashian: 4/1
  • “Kimye” as a couple: 5/1
  • Hillary Clinton: 5/1
  • Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: 8/1
  • Bill Cosby: 8/1
  • Mel Gibson: 10/1
  • Tom Brady: 12/1
  • Steve Carell : 15/1
  • Leonardo DiCaprio: 15/1
  • Peter Dinklage: 20/1
  • Jennifer Lawrence: 25/1

Odds Gervais will drink a beer/wine on stage: 1/1

Odds Gervais will shamelessly plug his latest project: 1/4

Odd Gervais will mock the network (NBC): 1/3

Odds Gervais will drop an F-bomb during the broadcast: 7/3

Odds on which off-color topics of 2015 Gervais will joke about:

  • Caitlyn Jenner’s sex change: 4/1
  • Bill Crosby’s sexual assault allegations: 6/1
  • Cecil the lion: 10/1
  • Rachel Dolezal’s race scandal: 15/1
  • Bobbi Kristina’s death: 25/1
  • Lamar Odom’s apparent drug overdose: 50/1

Odds on which TV show Gervais will insult the most:

  • Game of Thrones: 3/1
  • Empire: 5/1
  • Orange is the New Black: 8/1
  • Fargo: 10/1
  • House of Cards: 14/1

Over/under on the number of celebrities insulted by Gervais during the live broadcast: 35

Odds Gervais will give the Golden Globes a ratings boost: 5/3 [Unfortunately for Ricky, it went the other way when Fey and Poehler took over hosting duties.]

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