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Gervais' stint comes with extras

September 22, 2008|Denise Martin

Ricky Gervais, creator-star of BBC's "The Office" and HBO's "Extras," not only offered sage speech advice -- "Keep it short, please, particularly if you're not on-screen talent; no one cares about the producer. Don't cry; it's pathetic. It's just an award" -- he also gave the night its first funny moment, wresting his 2007 Emmy from Steve Carell, who had accepted Gervais' lead actor in a comedy award on his behalf when he couldn't attend the show. "Look at his stupid face. Couldn't win one of his own, so he stole someone else's," Gervais said to a stone-faced Carell. "I made him who he is and I get nothing. Have you been to see 'Ghost Town' yet? I sat through 'Evan Almighty.' Gimme my Emmy."

-- Denise Martin

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