Taking the Rick.
Joker Ricky Gervais stuck with tradition and got the biggest laugh of the night by firing insults at the stars.
The comic, referencing his outrageous performance when he hosted the awards in 2010, said: "It's going well. Let's not ruin it by me saying... anything."
Presenting the Best Actress in Musical or Comedy Award to Amy Adams, 40, for Big Eyes, he said: "No one wants to see me insult any of the rich, beautiful, over-privileged celebrities. You are better than ordinary people."
He went on: "I'm not going to get into the terrible things you've done to get here tonight. Streep. Clooney. I'm not even looking at Katie Holmes."
Later, Ricky mucked around with actor Will Arnett, 44, pretending he had overindulged at the free bar. We'll not fall for that.