Our Monday just got a whole lot better! Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globe Awards for the fourth time in six years, HollywoodLife.com’s sister site Variety confirms.
Less than a week after the Academy revealed Chris Rock would be hosting the 2016 Oscars in February, they confirmed Ricky Gervais would be returning as host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2016 — his fourth time hosting the annual show in six years! He may be controversial, but the Academy obviously loves him.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”
Ricky, who hosted the show from 2010-2012, will take over duties from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also hosted for three years in a row. Ricky had actually vowed to never host the Golden Globes again after his controversial jokes in 2012 raised some eyebrows, but it seems like he has changed his mind! And fans are glad he did.
@rickygervais Finally some good news, the girls have been good the last 2 years but you truly do make the Golden Globes watchable.
— Mark (@countys32) October 26, 2015
— Thomas Jones (@t9eej) October 26, 2015
Glad @rickygervais is hosting the Golden Globes again. Although it’s unfortunate that it means no other celebrities will attend.
— Matt Passet (@MPasset) October 26, 2015
“What will he say? What will he do? We can’t wait to find out, and we are so happy that he’s back!,” Barry Adelman, Exec. V.P., Television for Dick Clark productions and executive producer of the 73rd Golden Globes, said, according to Variety. The Golden Globes will be held Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton hotel and nominations will be announced Dec. 10.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Ricky is returning to host the 2016 Golden Globe Awards?
— Chris Rogers