Yes, Ricky Gervais is Coming Back to Host the Golden Globes Again!
by Ethan Anderton
November 16, 2011
Rumors having been floating around for awhile now, but The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made the official announcement that British comedian, Ricky Gervais, creator of such stellar series as "The Office" and "Extras," and star of underrated comedies like Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying, will be coming back to host the 69th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony yet again on January 15th, 2012. The comedian stirred up a bit of controversy last year with some his jokes, and after taking some heat in the press, Gervais didn't think he would like to come back to host again, but here we are! More below!
For those who think Gervais went too far, maybe this will help change your mind:
That's a clip of Johnny Depp guest starring on Gervais' British comedy series "Life's Too Short," which follows Warwick Davis (Return of the Jedi, Willow) playing a fictionalized version of himself, one of Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actors. It is an observational comedy following Warwick's day-to-day frustrations, especially in the entertainment industry. As you can see, Depp, who was hit pretty hard at last year's ceremony, hasn't taken Gervais' one-liners to heart, and if he can let bygones be bygones, then everyone else needs to calm down and let Gervais do his thing. The 69th annual Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 15th next year on NBC. Happy to have Ricky Gervais back to host?