Ricky Gervais to Host the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards
by Ethan Anderton
October 26, 2009
British comedian Ricky Gervais is no stranger to laughter, making his way from the hit BBC series "The Office" all the way to leading roles in films like Ghost Town and more recently The Invention of Lying (you can check out Brandon's review here). Now Gervais will finally get a job that I've been hoping he'd get for a few years now, as he's been named the host of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be broadcast live on the evening of January 17th, 2010 on NBC. This marks the first time that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's yearly gala has had a real host since 1995! No pressure whatsoever, Mr. Gervais.
I've wanted to Gervais to host a gig like this for some time now because whenever he's presented at these awards shows, he brings a motherload of hilarity (click either of those for examples). Apparently he's been asked to host other events like this before, but this one finally rubbed him the right way. In a statement Gervais said: "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down. Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host." Can't wait to see what he's got in store for us.
Anything to spice up these usually boring, over-hyped award shows is fine by me. The nominations for this year's Golden Globes will be announced in December. We'll keep you posted as awards season gets closer.