See Ricky Gervais’ Wicked Response to People Wishing He Host the Emmys
The 2021 Emmy Awards are just around the corner. CBS will be broadcasting the 2021 Emmys in September, yet they haven't still announced who the master of ceremonies will be.
Thanks for paying my wages for the last 20 years. #TheOffice #StandUp #Extras #Flanimals #GoldenGlobes #Derek #AfterLife #AbsolutelyMental and loads of other daft bollocks. Best Fans in the world. Please feel free to use this photo as pornography as a 'Thank You' pic.twitter.com/qVew5zrqFP — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 9, 2021
Gervais Won By a Landslide
Gold Derby took the liberty of conducting a poll on who should be the host of the Primetime Emmys this year.
The possible viewers came up with ten names they'd want to see hosting the prestigious ceremony. The poll results were as follows:
58% — Ricky Gervais
8% — Stephen Colbert
7% — Queen Latifah
7% — John Mulaney
6% — James Corden
4% — Trevor Noah
3% — Ellen DeGeneres
3% — Tiffany Haddish
2% — Neil Patrick Harris
2% — RuPaul Charles
0% — Gayle King
While Stephen Colbert placed a respectable second in the poll numbers, it is more than obvious who the first choice was. At 58%, Gervais has more people rooting for him than the other ten members of the poll combined.
Sorry I can't reply to all of your tweets, but you'll appreciate I get thousands every day. I do try to read them all, and I even 'like' and RT a few. Any nasty ones, about me being raped by Satan, I talk about on #AbsolutelyMental or in my stand up, obviously. ð #Humanity pic.twitter.com/nRkCQLbmpL — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 11, 2021
His Reply and Fans' Reactions
The public opinion was clear, no doubt! But apparently, Gervais was not on the same page. On July 13, 2021, the English comedian took to Twitter to give his followers a piece of his mind.
In his two-worded reply, he outright rejected any possibility of making it to the Emmys as the host, this year at least. (Check out the original tweet here.)
Although his fans were discouraged by his tweet, they couldn't help but agree with the poll results. One user replied that there were some great names on the aforementioned polls, but nobody really compared.
Another fan voiced his disappointment saying,
Oh.. But you stood in front of the words most famous actors and spoke to us common peasants. It was [explitive] glorious. Followed your work for 15 years, massive fan.
Others still were in denial and pushed The Office co-creator to turn on his decision. One Twitterati even suggested that he take the opportunity and just "go mental" on the sage.
Even though Gervais was clearly a multimillionaire, his following still considered him a representative spokesperson for the working class when he was onstage.
They even added that he had no choice in the matter because the people had spoken before prompting him to get to work.
The British entertainment powerhouse is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, having taken home two coveted statuettes for The Office and Extras.
He also has the experience of hosting five Golden Globes over the last decade in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2020.
At the time, he vented some cutthroat attacks against Hollywood in his monologues and even went after the people who were right there in the ballroom with him.
That also happens to be one of the reasons that the viewers appreciate him so much.
With all that being said, it is also noteworthy that the Emmy producers might take the host-less route as they did in 2019. Even if they don't, it's unlikely that Gervais would be taking the job.