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Will Ricky Gervais Host the Golden Globes?

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2011

There is some speculation on this point. According to Gervais, NBC has invited him, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has yet to extend a formal proposal. Gervais has twice hosted the Golden Globes awards, but his blunt, equal-opportunity-slammer style does not appeal to everyone.

“It’s their event. It’s their party,” Gervais said about the HFPA. He has since dined with reps of both NBC and the HFPA, but no news has been forthcoming. At least one A-list celebrity has threatened to boycott the Golden Globes if Gervais hosts, but this may not be too much of a detriment.

Last time Gervais hosted, he targeted both A-listers and the HFPA itself in his scathing jokes. The HFPA countered by distancing themselves, saying that he “went too far.” However, Gervais is a very popular man, and his draw for audiences is undeniable.

At first, Gervais seemed rather discomfited with the idea of returning to the Golden Globes, but as time goes by, he might be warming up to the idea. Lately, his interviews have expressed a desire to come back to the podium.

More as this develops.

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