VIDEO Ricky Gervais kicks off Golden Globes by trashing The Tourist, Mel Gibson, Hugh Hefner and certain Scientoligists

Ricky Gervais hosting the 2011 Golden Globes

Everyone knew Ricky Gervais wouldn’t pull any punches as the host of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards this evening, but I don’t think anyone expected him to bust out of the gates with a vicious and seemingly unrelenting attack on the film The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie! that’s exactly what Gervais did as he jumped on the bandwagon of criticism over the generally panned film and it’s actors being nominated.

The Tourist bashing was preceded by a brief series of Charlie Sheen jokes and followed by more lashing out at everyone from Tom Cruise and John Travolta (who Ricky insinuated are gay) to Hugh Hefner and of course Mel Gibson, whose antisemitism was of course referenced.

(Ricky is introduced at around the 50-second mark)

UPDATE – Someone emailed us a working link after the video disappeared from YouTube, so here you go!