The comedian, who presented the ceremony for the fifth and final time, didn’t hold back as he made his way onto the stage ahead of the ceremony.
Among other things, Gervais poked fun at Jeffrey Epstein, the recent flop of Cats and a Harvey Weinstein joke that’s been called a “truth bomb” that “Hollywood needed to hear” on social media.
But the most shocking moment arrived when he spoke about Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
“[It’s] almost three hours long – it’s an epic” he said, adding: “Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end his date was too old for him.”
As the audience – including DiCaprio – laughed along, Gervais continued: “Even Prince Andrew’s like, ‘Come on, mate, you’re nearly 50, son.’”
DiCaprio is dating 22-year-old model Camila Morrone.
Find a roundup of Gervais’ best jokes here.
The ceremony’s top prizes went to First World War drama 1917 and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won Best Film in their respective Drama and Comedy categories.
Earlier in the evening, Russell Crowe accepted his speech via a poignant letter he wrote while “protecting his family” from the bushfires back in his home country of Australia.
Find a full list of the evening’s winners here.
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