April 28, 2010

Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes again!

Here's the story from Deadline:

NBC has tapped Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes for a second time. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc.’ awards show, produced by dick clark prods., had never had a host until this year when Gervais took over MC duties.

As part of that deal with the British comedian, NBC had an option on him for a second year and chose to exercise it well in advance of the January 16, 2011 ceremony. That essentially puts Gervais out of contention for other vacant hosting gigs over the next year, such as the Emmys and the Oscars.

"I can't believe they invited me back after awful things I said," said Gervais. "Let's see how far I can go this time."

While he had been standout as a presented at other awards shows, Gervais’ first hosting gig at this year’s Globes, which featured him drinking and plugging DVDs of the British series The Office, which he co-created and starred in, drew mixed reviews. But the January 17 Globes telecast was up from the year before by double digits, delivering NBC's highest adult 18-49 non-sports rating in the time slot in five years NBC's largest non-sports viewership in six years.



  1. I thought he did a good enough job, so I'm cool with him coming back.

  2. He hits more than he misses with me...

  3. I think he's great. They need to give him more to do this time around, as last year there really didn't seem to be a point of having a host. Also let him push the envelope a little...the longer his leash, the funnier he gets.

  4. That would certainly make things interesting...

  5. Woo hoo. Here's hoping the Oscars pick an equally awesome host.

    Host. Singular. As in, not two people. One.

    Maybe grow some balls and pick someone outrageous like Sasha Baron Cohen or one of the Steve's (Carrell, Colbert).

  6. We shall see.

    They seemed very into having 2 hosts last year, so there's no telling what they want this year.