Ricky Gervais has signed on to host next year's Golden Globe Awards, scheduled for January 16, 2011, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday. It'll mark the second time the actor will take center stage for the annual show, following his gig for this year's honors.
“I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said,” Gervais said in a statement. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.”
“We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards,” HFPA President Philip Berk added in the release. “His combination of wit, irreverence, and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last year, and he'll be even better the second time around."
Gervais led last year's Golden Globes telecast to its highest adults 18-to-49 rating in the time period in five years, and the show was watched by 17 million viewers overall. He is a producer for "The Office" and wrote, starred in and directed "The Invention of Lying" last year.
Well I don"t think he's funny and should host anything do you here his comic show he's not the only one that helped his movies and shows Someone on the phone helped with all the harry potter movies and didn't get paid
He's fabulous. The movie Ghost Town that he starred in, is excellent.
His joke about Mel Gibson at this year's GG was brilliant.
I love Ricky Gervais and hope to see him a lot acting, hosting, whatever. He's the man.
To Debbie and Rob – Australia...you guys suck, Ricky is funny and you guys have no sense of humor.
He was really funny. Glad to see him back.
Great! Glad to see him hosting again.
Ricky's stand-up is hilarious. That's the kind of thing you need when you have someone hosting an awards show.
I'm not surprised that some people wouldn't "get" his humor. British humor is hard for a lot of American's to understand. Hence having to have "American" versions of British comedies, many of which (unlike the American Office that has done quite well) aren't usually half as good and do not do the originals justice.
he was great hosting the globes
totalling irreverent & no holds barred
** cringe **
He's the perfect host. Bet he could liven up the Oscars.
This guy is a jerk. He is not funny and has no talent. Go back to England!
I agree Victor, he's original and very entertaining to watch.
He rocks! At least one awards how will have a good host. The whole Oscar duo of Martin and Baldwin this year was a real bore.
I like this guy, he's funny!
Slap some lipstick on him–he looks like a woman. He's OK though. !!!
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