Connections: Analyzing the Gervais Golden Globes monologue, and if Hollywood is headed for change

Jan 7, 2020

Actor Ricky Gervais’ monologue during Sunday’s Golden Globes has led to buzz and backlash. While hosting the awards show, Gervais delivered a series of jokes, which viewers and media outlets have described as ranging from provocative to mean to speaking truth to power. He sparked controversy with comments about the #metoo movement in Hollywood, about actors making political statements during acceptance speeches, about what it means to be “woke” in the industry, and more.

Those comments have led to broader discussions about Hollywood as a whole, and if it’s time for the industry to take a look in the mirror when it comes to its practices. Our guests discuss that question and if Hollywood is – or should be – headed toward a more progressive era. In studio: