James Franco: Oscar Host Says Ricky Gervais 'Bombed' At Golden Globes

Turns out, Ricky Gervais isn't the only award show host in Hollywood who can toss around the insults. In fact, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine.

Gervais, who ravaged Hollywood with his insult-heavy assault as host of the Golden Globes, wrote a mock script for Oscar hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway -- and, no surprise here, it wasn't filled with butterflies and good feelings. Franco was not amused, ripping Gervais not for being mean, but for just plain not being good.

"He did his award show and he bombed. Why is he trying to get in on ours?" Franco remarked to E! News. Upon reading Gervais's script, Franco was less than impressed. "Horrible. His lines weren't good on the Golden Globes. Why does he want to do our lines?"

Perhaps Franco was especially upset because the script contained a shot right at him:

You probably know me from "127 Hours" where I play a man trapped in an enclosed space who decides he would rather cut his own arm off than stay where he was. Now that sounds "way out" but wait till half way through this f**king ceremony and you'll start to identify with him.

The one part Franco liked? When Gervais ripped on himself. Those, he said, he might use. And then he thanked him. Facetiously, of course.

Don't expect the nastiness to get brought on stage, however. Hathaway has said that their show won't be the full-on assault that made Gervais infamous.