Ricky Gervais to return as host for Golden Globes in 2016

Our three-year sojourn with Tina Fey and Amy Poelher as our awards host queens has ended, and the Ricky Gervais Era is once again in session with the Golden Globes, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Gervais would host the 2016 ceremonies live on NBC this January 2016.

From the official press release:

“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”

“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,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(R). “His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”

“What will he say? What will he do? We can’t wait to find out, and we are so happy that he’s back!,” said Barry Adelman, EVP, Television for dick clark productions and executive producer of the “73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.”

Gervais hosted the Globes three years in a row (2010-2012), before Fey and Poehler anchored the most recent three editions of the awards, which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out to movie stars and TV stars in both comedy/musical and drama categories.

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live from 8-11 p.m. Eastern on NBC on Jan. 10, 2016, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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