Food Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes in 2020


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By Adam Rosenberg

The Golden Globes now has a host, and that host is Ricky Gervais.

The 77th edition of the once-a-year awards clearly show celebrating the year’s best in film and tv will air on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at eight:00 p.m. ET. It truly is the first massive awards exhibit of the new year, and what some see as the formal kickoff to awards period.

Gervais is a grizzled veteran of Golden Globes internet hosting gigs. The 2020 demonstrate will mark his fifth go-spherical as the evening’s MC, adhering to a three-12 months stretch from 2010-2012 and a subsequent return in 2016.

The thought of any person voluntarily stepping up to host an amusement awards exhibit in 2019 is a little bit ludicrous, so one particular has to wonder if the awards-specified Hollywood Foreign Push Association has some filth on Gervais. (No, not truly. But also, hmmmmm….) 

Creator and star of the UK’s primary acquire onThe Business officeas well as HBO’sExtras, Gervais is also no stranger to remaining a winner on the Globes phase. He’s won a few to date, one particular for each of the two aforementioned series’ (2004 and 2008, respectively) as perfectly as a 3rd for the Netflix primary,Derek(2015).

Gervais is an occasional rabble-rouser on Twitter and he is constructed up a name in excess of the yrs for at times indicating the improper point at the worst feasible time. But as a repeat Globes host, he is at the very least a known amount stepping onto that stage.

The HFPA appears to agree. “When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can generally expect the sudden,” HFPA president Lorenzo Soria mentioned in a statement.

In a separate assertion, Gervais advised – maybe jokingly, possibly not – that he is fully about it. “At the time once again, they’ve manufactured me an provide I just can’t refuse. But this is the really previous time I’m doing this, which could make for a exciting evening.”