The British comic beforehand hosted the occasion from 2010 to 2012 and returned for the fourth time in 2016.

After repeatedly stating he would by no means take the job once more, Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Golden Globes for a file fifth time. 

The British comic beforehand hosted the occasion from 2010 to 2012 and returned for the fourth time in 2016. Gervais’ internet hosting stints have been marked by notorious jokes on the expense of Hollywood A-listers similar to Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence in addition to the organisers of the occasion, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

“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,” mentioned Gervais in an announcement. 

“There is at all times a palpable electrical energy within the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage. His return as grasp of ceremonies on the Golden Globes is way anticipated,” mentioned Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”

Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA added: “When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can always expect the unexpected. We’re excited to see it all unfold on Jan. 5!”

The 2019 Globes had been co-hosted by actress Sandra Oh and comic Andy Samberg. NBC’s broadcast of the 76th version of the occasion— which had an NFL playoff sport as a lead-in — delivered 18.61 million viewers and a 5.2 score amongst adults 18-49. The complete viewers was a tiny bit smaller than 2018’s 19.02 million and hit a three-year low.

The 77th Golden Globes might be held on the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and air dwell on NBC on Jan. 5, 2020 at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  The Golden Globes is produced by the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions (DCP). The latter is owned by Valence Media, which can be the dad or mum firm of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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