Ricky Gervais to Host the Golden Globes – One Last Time

Ricky Gervais. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (6898293bv)

Many award ceremonies are going hostless these days, but not the Golden Globes! Ricky Gervais, who always made a huge splash with his jokes at this ceremony, is coming back to host it for the fifth time.

In an official statement announcing this gig, the British comedian said that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, so he decided to come back as the host for his fifth and “very last time.”

This year’s Golden Globes will take place on January 5th, 2020 and air live on NBC. The network’s entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy explained they decided to go with Gervais because there’s always “palpable electricity in the room” whenever he’s on stage.

“His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much anticipated. It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve,” said Telegdy.

The Golden Globes were one of a few award ceremonies without a regular host until 2010, when Gervais took on this responsibility for the first time. The creator of the British version of The Office also hosted in 2011 and 2012 and returned to the Golden Globe stage in 2016.