Ricky Gervais To Host The Golden Globe Awards Again in 2011


If you enjoyed Ricky Gervais hosting the last Golden Globe Awards then you’re in luck because he has signed on for an encore performance and will be hosting “The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC. This year’s show will again be broadcast live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“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.”

“As viewers discovered with our last awards telecast, Ricky’s surprising and unpredictable humor is a great fit for the Globes which will continue as a live event across the nation,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “He’s a true force of nature with a wicked sense of humor who always keeps everyone on their toes waiting for the unexpected.

“We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards,” said HFPA President, Philip Berk. “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.”

I was happy the first time around and I am happy this time as well. I always look forward to hearing what new outrageous things Ricky Gervais will come up with, plus it makes the whole thing that much more entertaining.

What are you thoughts on Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globe Awards again? Did you enjoy him the first time around?