Once More With Feeling! Ricky Gervais Will Host The Golden Globes

Ah, the Golden Globes, the drunk, edgy little sister of the Academy Awards, always determined to cause a stir, right? Well, today’s news is no exception.

In a world where the Oscars successfully went hostless last year, and the Emmys followed suit, “the Golden Globes are going all in,” said Mike Mahan, CEO of Dick Clark Productions in a press release.

Announcing that the increasingly unpopular Ricky Gervais would be returning to host the show for a fifth (and final) time, Mahan added: “It’s going to be a great night.”

Ricky Gervais

Set to take place on January 5, Ricky said that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, adding: “But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening”.

The comedian previously hosted the Globes in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016, and after hosting next year’s 77th Annual Golden Globes, he will officially hold the record for having hosted the most ceremonies.

“There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage,” said Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

“His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much-anticipated. It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”