Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais got political while introducing presenters Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, joking that “future president Donald Trump” wants to deport them. Ferrera was born in Los Angeles and Longoria was born in Corpus Christi.
But the Latina actresses had the last laugh, dropping the buzziest diss toward racism in Hollywood with their brief exchange before presenting the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
“Yes, hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” Longoria said.
“Hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” Ferrera said, referencing tweets from the Golden Globes Twitter account that identified her as Rodriguez during the nominations announcement.
Longoria continued, saying “And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” to which Ferrera replied “Nope.”
“Well said, Salma,” Ferrera said, referencing Mexican actress Salma Hayek.
“Thank you Charo,” Longoria finished, name-dropping the singer and actress made famous on 1970s TV shows like “The Love Boat” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to suggest the pair co-host the Golden Globes next year.
Can Eva Longoria and America Ferrera host the #GoldenGlobes next year please?
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 11, 2016
can america ferrera and eva longoria trade places with ricky gervais and host the rest of the show
— caitlyn (@caipur) January 11, 2016
America Ferrera and Eva Longoria mock #GoldenGlobes' mix-up, prove why they should host: https://t.co/DcHzB9IFEkpic.twitter.com/ddCATSFf4M
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 11, 2016
ppl saying amy schumer and jlaw should host & I'm like ok but did you not see eva longoria and america ferrera?
— Jocelyn (@thewitchyrowena) January 11, 2016
why are people on twitter saying Amy Schumer and JLaw should host when Eva Longoria and America Ferrera were way funnier
— lurrel (@lurrel) January 11, 2016
Watch the entire thing below: