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Host Ricky Gervais didn't hold back during his opening monologue for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
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With all of Hollywood to choose from — Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Lopez were in attendance — who did Ricky Gervais insult this year?

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Best opening jokes: The host of the show, Ricky Gervais, didn't hesitate sticking it to Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, the cast of Sex & the City, Hugh Hefner and...well, just relive some of his more caustic comments:

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- "It's gonna be a night of partying and heavy drinking, or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast."

- "It was a big year for 3-D movies: Toy Story. Despicable Me. Tron. Seems like everything this year was three-dimensional — except the characters in The Tourist."

Slideshow: Golden Globes red carpet (on this page)

- "And I'd like to quash this ridiculous rumor going around that the only reason The Tourist was nominated was so the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. That is rubbish. That is not the only reason. They also accepted bribes."

- "All that happened was some of them were taken to see Cher in concert. How the hell is that a bribe? Really, do you want to go see Cher? No. Why not? Because it's not 1975."

- "Also not nominated: I Love You, Philip Morris. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. Sort of the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists then. ...My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."

Most surprising supporting actor: Christian Bale proved that not only is he not the brooding thespian, but actually a very funny British guy. (Unless he was just channeling Gervais in some kind of Method actor thing.)

Best reaction: Robert DeNiro laughing like crazy at Gervais' opening remarks revolving around an oral sex joke. If only that new Fockers movie had been so funny.

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  1. Ricky Gervais

    Back for a second year, Ricky Gervais set the tone early for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, recognized as much for its revelry as its prizes. "It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking," Gervais began his monologue, sipping from a glass of what looked like beer. "Or, as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast." (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Christian Bale

    The actor won the award for best supporting actor in a movie for "The Fighter." (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Katey Segal

    The star accepts the best actress in a TV drama for "'Sons of Anarchy" onstage during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 16. (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Chris Colfer

    The "Glee" star holds up his award for best supporting actor in a TV series for his work on the Fox musical. (Paul Buck / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Steve Buscemi

    The veteran character actor poses with his award for best actor in a TV drama for "Boardwalk Empire" in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Annette Benning

    The actress accepts her award for best actress in a movie comedy for "The Kids Are All Right." (Ho / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Al Pacino

    The legendary actor holds his award for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his work as Dr. Jack Kevorkian for 'You Don't Know Jack' backstage at the Golden Globe Awards. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Jane Lynch

    The "Glee" star accepts the award for best supporting actress in a TV series. (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Robert De Niro and Matt Damon

    Presenter Matt Damon, left, strikes a pose with Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Robert De Niro in the press room at the Golden Globe Awards. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Jim Parsons

    The star of "The Big Bang Theory" shows off this award for best actor in a TV comedy in the press room. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Paul Giamatti

    The actor poses with his award for best actor in a movie comedy for his role in 'Barney's Version' in the press room at the Golden Globes. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. 'Glee'-ful night

    The cast and crew of "Glee" pose with the award for best comedy or musical TV series at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 16. (Mark J. Terrill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Melissa Leo

    The actress poses with her award for best supporting actress in movie for her role in "The Fighter." (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Natalie Portman

    The "Black Swan" star accepts the award for best actress in movie drama at the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Ho / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Colin Firth

    The British star poses with his award for best actor in a movie drama for "The King's Speech." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Michael Douglas

    The star, who is recovering from treatment for cancer, presents the award for best movie drama at the Golden Globes. (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. 'Social' setting

    The producers of the "The Social Network," from left, Kevin Spacey, Cean Chaffin, Dana Brunetti, Scott Rudin, and Michael De Luca pose with their award for Best Motion Picture -- Drama on Sunday night. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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