He’s at it again.
Thanks to the magic of Twitter TWTR, -3.59% , we don’t need Ricky Gervais to actually host the Oscars to get his biting commentary on the Tinsel Town bunch.
Before the 92nd annual Academy Awards even got underway on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Gervais’s Twitter finger was firing away after one of his followers asked him what his “best joke” would be if he were hosting.
First, a slam at Hollywood hypocrisy:
Then, another jab at the whole Weinstein thing:
Finally, he used the opportunity to push his own product:
The memes were flying as his followers ate up his commentary, just like they did when he hosted the Golden Globes in January:
Last year, the Oscars went without a host for the first time in decades, after Kevin Hart dropped out amid controversy swirling around homophobic comments he tweeted years ago. This year, the Academy again opted to go host-less.
Who knows, maybe Gervais will fill that void on social media. Keep an eye on his Twitter feed to see if he was just getting warmed up.