HOLLYWOOD—Ricky Gervais is set to host the 73rd Annual Golden Globes Awards on January 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed this week. Gervais previously hosted the awards show from 2010-2012. This will be his fourth time as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
“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,” said President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lorenzo Soria. “His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”
Ricky Gervais, who has won three Golden Globes as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for “The Office” (2004), “Extras” (2008) and “Derek” (2015), tweeted about his hosting duties soon after the official announcement, “Can’t wait to host The Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me.”
Gervais received a mixed response by critics for his past performances as the Golden Globes host.
While the Golden Globes will air live on NBC from 8-11 p.m., nominations will be announced on December 10 at 5:30 a.m. (PST). The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will decide winners in 25 categories with 14 in film and 11 in television.
Gervais is commonly known for co-creating, writing, directing, and starring in the 2001 UK TV series “The Office,” which ultimately led to the successful nine season run of the U.S. version of the show. He is also known as the creator of television shows “Extras,” “Derek,” “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “An Idiot Abroad.”
Netflix will debut Ricky Gervais’ satirical film “Special Correspondent,” which will star Gervais, Eric Bana, and America Ferrera in 2016.