Ricky Gervais is a glutton for punishment. NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced three-time Golden Globe winner Gervais will return as host of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2020, marking his fifth time handling the hosting gig.
“Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse. But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening,” said Gervais.
“There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage. His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much anticipated,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”
The 2020 Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, January 5th at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The live broadcast will kick off at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
“When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can always expect the unexpected,” said President of the HFPA Lorenzo Soria. “We’re excited to see it all unfold on Jan. 5!”
“In a world where many award shows are opting to go the no host route, the Golden Globes are going all in! It’s going to be a great night,” added Mike Mahan, CEO, dick clark productions.
The Golden Globe Awards honor what the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association believe are the best in films and television. The awards feature 14 film categories and 11 television categories.
Gervais previously hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016. The 2017 show was hosted by Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and was watched by 18.6 million viewers.
Ricky Gervais’ non-hosting credits include The Office, Extras, After Life, Special Correspondents, Derek, Life’s Too Short, and The Invention of Lying.