The main thing we can count on when Ricky Gervais is hosting any awards show is that he is going to say something kind of outlandish, probably offensive, but always considerably honest. So before he introduced actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria as presenters at the 2016 Golden Globes, he said a very telling joke. "Your future president, Donald Trump, will want to deport them."
Yes, he does make a point. But that's not where the bit ended, not for the ladies anyway. Longoria began by saying, "Hi, I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes." Then Ferrera said, "Hi, I'm America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez." And that last line was a jab toward the mess up during the Golden Globe nominations in which the official Twitter account for the Golden Globes mistook Ferrera for Rodriguez.
"And neither of us are Rosario Dawson," they said in unison. They finished their poignant comedy bit by saying: “Thank you, Salma,” Longoria said to Ferrera, before announcing Jon Hamm as the winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in Mad Men. “You’re welcome, Charo,” responded Ferrera.
So what was the point of this exchange? Not only are there very few Latinas in Hollywood, but they are all very unique, and incredible, and talented, and there should be more of them!
Thank you, ladies, for putting Hollywood in its place.
Watch their presentation: