Ricky Gervais to Host 2016 Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais will return as host for the 2016 Golden Globes.
According to E! News the actor has signed on to host the awards show after a three-year break, during which time Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted. The Golden Globes official Twitter account also confirmed the news with a photo:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) October 26, 2015
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt commented on Gervais’ upcoming hosting gig, saying, “We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way. Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seat belts.”
Lorenzo Soria, the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, also released a statement, saying, “Ricky Gervais left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to have him back in our show as we honor the best in film and television. His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”
Gervais previously hosted the awards show in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and famously commented that he’d never do it again. In 2012 he said (via US Weekly), “I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to [host] again. It’s like a parachute jump. You can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realize you didn’t die and it was quite an amazing thing to do.”
The Golden Globes are set to air on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at 8 PM EST on NBC.