73rd Annual Golden Globes to be hosted by Ricky Gervais


Look who is BACK hosting the Golden Globes once more!

It’s Ricky Gervais!

Winner of seven BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globes, and two Emmys, Gervais is one of the most talented and respected comedian/actors working today. He is also known for his controversial jokes and sense of humor that caused him some trouble in the past. After hosting the Golden Globes previously for three consecutive years (2010-2012), Gervais said he would never do it again. But, after several negotiations, they were able to bring Ricky back to host the 73rd Annual Golden Globes this January.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement earlier this week, “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 seats belts.”

It’s no question that Gervais brought ratings with his quick wit and charm as the host for the show. Over that 2010-12 span, the Golden Globes averaged a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 17 million viewers overall, which was a 6% increase from the 2009 telecast in the demo and 14% or 2.1 million persons in total viewers (17.0 million vs. 14.9 million).

Gervais tweeted his excitement for his fourth time hosting the prestigious awards show:

He also sent a warning out to beware because you may end up being talked about on the show… and we can’t wait.

The  73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards is set for January 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

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