Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes

By David Knox on October 27, 2009 / Filed Under Pay TV 9

Ricky-gervaisIt was at the Golden Globes in 2004 that most of America sat up and said “Who?” when The Office swept aside its traditional comedies. Now Ricky GervaisĀ  is set to give back some love as the host of the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards.

Set to take place on January 17th, the Globes hasn’t had a host since 1995.

And let’s face it, he was one of the funniest things about the Emmy Awards too, and that was just as presenter.

He has reportedly been offered ‘free reign’ as host. Yay.

“I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don’t turn down,” he said.

“We never thought a host was necessary,” Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Philip Berk said. “Only when NBC suggested the idea that a host might enhance the show, my response was the only person we could consider for the task would be Ricky Gervais, and we were lucky to get him.”

Nominations for the Film and TV awards will be announced on December 15.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Birddoggy October 31, 2009 at 9:38 am -

    Good choice. He’s exactly what you want in a host – witty, cutting, and most of all, unpredictable so that everyone is slightly nervous and not sure what to expect. Hopefully it’ll be great TV.

  2. TheUglyBaby October 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm -

    So January 17th is the date Americans will realise Ricky Gervais is a one trick pony.

    The Office was great but everything since has been garbage.

    His shows/movies have been somewhat successful, but success doesn’t equal quality.

  3. Mike Retter October 27, 2009 at 10:22 pm -

    Brilient! the guy is a legend and I love the UK Office soooo much.

  4. Rob October 27, 2009 at 5:39 pm -

    Is run the show another way of saying cannot afford writers so adlib Ricky

  5. Jack! October 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm -

    Definitely won’t be watching if that overrated, talentless hack is hosting …

  6. Dr Rudi October 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm -

    Hmm. I’m not entirely sure this will work – the Oscars, sure, the Logies, easy – but the Globes are that little bit different.

  7. mikeys October 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm -

    Awesome! He’ll make it a night to remember, no doubt about it. :D

  8. David Knox October 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm -

    Too early too confirm. Should be live on Foxtel.

  9. Edu October 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm -

    will it be picked up by FTA here in oz?

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