April 28th, 2010
05:11 PM ET

Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes in 2011

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.

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  1. P.rochelle

    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

    April 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mae

    He's fabulous. The movie Ghost Town that he starred in, is excellent.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. --

    His joke about Mel Gibson at this year's GG was brilliant.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Red45

    I love Ricky Gervais and hope to see him a lot acting, hosting, whatever. He's the man.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. That girl

    To Debbie and Rob – Australia...you guys suck, Ricky is funny and you guys have no sense of humor.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Head Diva In Charge

    He was really funny. Glad to see him back.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Boosh2

    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.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. tina

    love him
    he was great hosting the globes
    totalling irreverent & no holds barred

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rob - Australia

    ** cringe **

    April 29, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. Carol

    He's the perfect host. Bet he could liven up the Oscars.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Debbie DeCeglie

    This guy is a jerk. He is not funny and has no talent. Go back to England!

    Debbie Deceglie

    April 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Isha

    I agree Victor, he's original and very entertaining to watch.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Victor

    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.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Isha

    I like this guy, he's funny!

    April 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LauraTJ

    Slap some lipstick on him–he looks like a woman. He's OK though. !!!

    April 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |

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