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The host for the 2016 Golden Globes has been announced, and it looks like they’re bringing back Ricky Gervais for another round. Ricky hosted the Globes for three consecutive years from 2010-2012 before Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were brought on to co-host.
There’s no doubt that Ricky’s style of hosting the show is a bit controversial, but that’s also why so many people love him in the position. He certainly doesn’t hold back from poking fun at other celebs and trending topics, but the Globes are known to be a little more high energy and fun than other award shows so the vibe fits.
Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, spoke out in a statement about the decision to have Ricky host for a fourth time.
“His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”
The comedian responded to the announcement of his participation with a funny tweet, naturally.
It's a good job I'm drunk. Otherwise the thought of hosting The Golden Globes again would seem like a real pain in the arse.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 26, 2015
Ricky’s British sense of humor just doesn’t quit. The actor of course was the original creator of the beloved show The Office, later selling the U.S. version that most of us are familiar with.
The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes will be announced on Thursday, December 10th. There will be 14 in film and 11 in TV, and as usual the winners be voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The 2016 and 73rd annual Golden Globes will air on January 10th, 2016. The show will be recorded live at the Beverly Hills Hotel.