Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais returning as host for fifth time

Golden Globes 2020: Ricky Gervais returning as host for fifth time

The Golden Globes have tapped Ricky Gervais to host the upcoming 77th annual awards ceremony. Because of the Oscars accelerated schedule, the Golden Globes will air on January 5, which means we will only just be getting over our New Year's Eve hangovers when we have to deal with Ricky Gervais's smug mug on our television screens.

No celebrity or topic is safe from Gervais's scathing tongue at the Golden Globes so we are looking forward to seeing who he takes aim at and how.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press have warned me that if I insult any of you, or any of them, or offend any viewers, or cause any controversy whatsoever, they'll definitely invite me back next year", Gervais said.

In a statement excerpted by the Hollywood Reporter, Gervais, 58, said, "Once again, they've made me an offer I can't refuse".

"In a world where many award shows are opting to go the no-host route, the Golden Globes are going all in!" His "edgy" humor, like so much of what passed for amusing twenty years ago, doesn't hold up today. "His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much-anticipated", Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a press release.

He said: "There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage".

"It always makes for an unexpected evening".

During Gervais's most recent Globes appearance (2016), among many other controversial jokes, he briefly joked about Caitlyn Jenner's sexual identity in a lengthy monologue - which resulted in a mass wave of backlash, prompting many to label him as "transphobic".

"We can´t wait to see what he has up his sleeve", he added. He is especially bad about jokes targeting the trans community, and insists on presenting his determination to not evolve as a courageous stance against, I don't know, compassion.

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