I don't watch stuff like Golden Globes, but I looked it up because I was about to watch a talkshow with Johnny Depp on, and Ricky Gervais was on there too, and this was brought up.
I always felt Ricky was a slimy character, almost creepy, and this didn't change my mind. :-)
Really, like Robert Downey Jr says here about the tone of Gervais' presentation: "hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones". You can't help but laugh sometimes, but he really is revoltingly venomous and hateful under his slick, handsome smile.
(That RDJ is pretty revolting too here is another matter.)