updated 01/15/2012 AT 10:55 PM ET
•originally published 01/15/2012 AT 8:30 PM ET
It took fewer than two minutes for Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais to zap his first target of the night.
The dubious distinction went to Kim Kardashian, about whom the silver-tongued host said, “The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton a bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker and more easily bought, allegedly.”
And so Sunday’s 69th Golden Globe Awards were off and running.