Photo: Gervais, Sofia, Antonio and Salma Get Laughs at 2012 Golden Globes
Returning to award night, comedian Ricky Gervais had everyone laughing at each other as host of the 2012 Golden Globes, but it may have been the Latinos who stole the show.
The Modern Family gang was presented with the award for “Best TV Series” in the comedy or musical category by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, introduced by Gervais who called them “extremely gorgeous specimens” before joking that while Banderas may be interesting, he’ll never know because he can never understand anything he says.
When he and Hayek came out to present the award, Banderas began humorously ranting at Gervais in Castillian Spanish and Hayek joked, “Ricky, I don’t understand him either.”
But while Hayek and Banderas had everyone laughing, it was Vergara that stole the spotlight.
Arriving on the red carpet in a figure flattering midnight blue Vera Wang gown, Vergara garnered a lot of attention, with all eyes were on her inside as well when she and the “Modern Family” gang took to the stage to accept their award and Vergara and creator Steven Levitan gave the acceptance speech in Spanish in English.
Vergara, who thanked Banderas and Hayek, began by saying that since this was an international show, the award would be accepted in two languages. What followed was Vergara thanking everyone involved in Spanish and Levitan “translating” what she was saying. However, after she thanks HFPA, studio heads, and writers in Spanish, Levitan “translates” it as her thanking the “funny and sexy writers.”
As she continues, so do Levtian’s translations. Vergara lists more writers, with Levtian saying that Vergara says all the actresses at the after parties should give their phone numbers to the writers.
“They may look pasty and out of shape, but they’re the greatest lovers I’ve ever had,” Levtian says Vergara claimed.
Among the night’s other winners was “The Decendants,” which won Best Picture (Drama) and gave George Clooney and award for best actor in a motion picture drama.
By the end of the award show, Gervais, the now three-time host of the Golden Globes, managed to keep the insults to a still-hilarious minimum and it seemed no one was emotional scarred.