Ricky Gervais's performance as host of last night's Golden Globe Awards has attracted a mixed response from critics in the US.
The comedian made jokes about Angelina Jolie, Sir Paul McCartney and Mel Gibson among other stars as he fronted yesterday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
BBC News reports that The AP has since hailed Gervais as "cheeky, silly and funny as heck", while gossip sites TMZ and Radar Online described him as "hysterical" and "on fire" respectively.
However, The Hollywood Reporter accused the 48-year-old of tackling "predictable subjects" in the opening minutes of the show and branded him "disappointingly toothless".
The publication's writer Andrew Wallenstein commented: "No doubt award shows will spring him from the bullpen for mid-telecast jumpstarts for some time to come, but his first headline outing was evidence he can't carry an entire event."
Last night's ceremony was the first time in 15 years that the Golden Globes had been fronted by a main host.