Ricky Gervais will return to hosting duty with the 2016 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association officially announced Gervais’ return which should mean the Globes will once again be fun to watch as Gervais doesn’t pull any punches and even skewered the HFPA during his previous Globes hosting gigs. The BAFTA, Golden Globes, and Emmy Awards winner/animal lover previously hosted the telecast in 2010, 2011, and 2012, with ratings increasing over previous broadcasts during the years Gervais hosted.
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on January 10, 2016 on NBC.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” stated 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,” added Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “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.