HFPA: 'Never say never' to another Gervais-hosted Globes
January 20th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

HFPA: 'Never say never' to another Gervais-hosted Globes

Last year critics said he was too harsh. This year they said he was too soft. But next year he might be just right.

It’s too soon to tell, but there’s a chance Ricky Gervais, the Goldilocks of awards show hosts, could return to host his fourth Golden Globe Awards in 2013.

The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that puts on the Globes, told The Hollywood Reporter, “Never say never.”

“He was very good,” HFPA president Aida Takla-O’Reilly told THR. “I know, I read on the Internet some people wanted him more daring. But generally he was great. He was funny. And the good thing that happened this year is he let the stars in on the joke, so they responded. We liked him very, very much.”

Though Gervais might take some convincing.

After the Golden Globes, the British comedian wrote on his blog: “Phew! Thank (expletive) that's over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favourite of the three hosting stints. I've told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though. It's like a parachute jump. You can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realise you didn't die and it was quite an amazing thing to do.”

Of course, Gervais made the same claim after 2011 and we all know how that turned out.


Filed under: Golden Globes • Ricky Gervais

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  1. @11:55

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    January 22, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. @9:23

    u are such an idiot. u are going to troll somebody that posts every couple of days or so. do u not have anything constructive to do in your life than to pick on some gal that leaves funny posts. really, like previous poster said, time to grow up and "try" to act like an adult & not a child. your posts & motives are beyond childish.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. ^

    Nah ur on ur own with that one. Time to grow up.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
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    January 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sokman

    I'll be watching Napoleon Dynamite again during next year's award show.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |

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