Ricky Gervais may host the Golden Globes again
November 4th, 2011
08:58 PM ET

Ricky Gervais may host the Golden Globes again

Apparently Ricky Gervais wasn't too offensive at the Golden Globes earlier this year, because the New York Post claims that the hilarious Brit’s been asked back.

As the host of this year's Globes ceremony, Gervais let loose on Hollywood with some harsh jokes, but in the end, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association enjoyed the program.

The organization said in a statement in January that the "HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks," although they did add, "We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material."

It's not the first time it's been rumored that the awards show was interested in having Gervais back, and according to the Post, the HFPA may have asked Ricky back for a third year as master of ceremonies.

The Hollywood Reporter also reports that a deal may have gone down, noting that Gervais attended a business dinner in Paris with NBC exec Douglas Vaughn, and HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly.

Gervais himself tweeted the Post piece, writing, "Ooooooh! The plot thickens... Thoughts?"

The Golden Globes will air on NBC on January 15. Do you want Ricky back?


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  2. DS

    Me too!! I love Ricki Gervais!

    November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank Mondana

    Yea, this Gervais guy was offending orphans, disabled people, and molested children.

    Oh wait, he was "offending" some very wealthy people who should be able to take it.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tirza Mitlak

    Ricky Gervais is not funny! What about Tina Fey or Seth Meyers?

    November 7, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Robert

    Gervais was brilliant!! BRING HIM BACK!!!

    November 7, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. tom

    I thought Ricky was the funniest host they've had in years....he was honest and said things most people who say as a joke to each other. These people who don't think he was funny are just too thin skinned....and by the way...Don Rickles was (is) NOT funny...and even meaner.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. boocat

    Time to remove the tin foil hat and get back on your meds.....sheesh!

    November 7, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. boocat

    Gervais IS NOT funny. All he did was insult people. At least when Don Rickles insults people he's funny.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. glenn

    Ricky was totally boring. Nothing was funny it was all overworked. Noe if you want a comic comic who the public loves call Don Rickles

    November 7, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joka

    Agree that Obama is making strides to lower the status of whites.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. mejazzbo

    Of all the out of work comedians in the world, you pick Gervais. Wait a few days and some of the Republican candidates for president will be available for the gig. Now that's a real clown car of fools for you to choose from. Any one of them funnier than Lil Ricky. You know I speak the truth.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeah sure

      Oh yeah, a lot of truth coming from the 12 year old kid behind a laptop. good job kid! :-)

      November 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Comedy requires wit & intelligence. The current field of candidates don't meet that criteria.

      November 7, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. gina

    yes please..hollywood needs to lighten up and take a joke.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pam J

    I hope they dont let him host it again. Will everyone stop pretending that saying hateful remarks to celebrities at awards shows is cool? Its not. His act was boring and akward. Move on Golden Globes, we've seen it already.

    November 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tricia

    Am not. I am tricia this afternoon. You monkey dooodooooeater.

    November 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Evil*Tear

    Lol..sorry scare face. Not falling -4- it.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Evil*Tear

    @Abraham..lol. Hold him tight baby and don't let that dream luver get away.

    November 5, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. trackingdownricky

    It's hard imagine anyone else doing it now, and as amazing as it would be for him to do it again I reckon he will stick to his word and turn it down. Hopefully in favour of the live internet commentary.

    November 5, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  18. P Hammons

    I wasn't impressed with him; sure do hope they will get someone else this year. All these award shows need to tone down their language and inuendos as they are getting way out of hand. If he emcees this year, I plan to hit the change channel button.

    November 5, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. jess

    Ricky wa the homecoming queen when he was in school.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. Abraham

    Not me. I think he is dreamy. I want to smooch with him.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  21. Anglophile

    I didn't see one thing wrong with what Ricky said at the Globes last year. I was planning on listening to him in real time comment as the Globes aired in 2012 as he stated he was going to do. If he ends up hosting, I'll be watching.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |

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