Ricky Gervais Asked to Host the Golden Globes Again? [UPDATE: No.]

     February 1, 2011


Ricky Gervais caused a minor uproar last month because his abrasive humor hosting the Golden Globes didn’t sit well with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and their attempts to ply celebrities with expensive booze and cheap awards.  It looked unlikely that Gervais would be invited back to host a third time even though he was the only thing that made that Globes watchable this year.  However, since the ratings went up, Gervais is now writing on his website [via Vulture],

“organisers asked me to consider a third year.  I don’t think I should.  I don’t know what I could do better.  I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.  You know me.  Two seasons is enough.”

Hopefully, he’ll reconsider or at least do a Golden Globes Christmas Special. [Update: HFPA Head Phil Berk has responded in a statement [via THR], “There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.” I suppose Berk will try to get a host next year who embodies the HFPA’s mission statement of sucking up to celebrities.]