Ricky Gervais will be back as host of the Golden Globe Awards next year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions invited Gervais back nine months before the show’s January 2011 telecast, which surprised Gervais, who said “I can’t believe they asked me back after awful things I said. Let’s see how far I can go this time,” according to Variety. Ricky Gervais was the first host the show invited in 15 years, and as ratings went up, it’s a smart move to have him back. He’s also hilarious, and awards shows need more hosts who bring beer onstage. It tends to liven things up a bit.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC. The show is broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.