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Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Host!

Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Host!

Ricky Gervais will host the 2010 Golden Globe Awards on January 17, 2010.

The 48-year-old British funnyman is the first host the ceremony has had since 1995.

“Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host,” Ricky told People. “I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don’t turn down.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ricky Gervais as the host of the Golden Globes? Will you tune in??

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  • Kate Bosselin

    If this guy is considered funny then I guess Whoopi Goldberg is considered sexy.

  • Liv

    @Kate Bosselin: Oh booo you sissy, Ricky Gervais is amazingly funny. You must have the driest humor ever

  • John

    Well, i always will watch de Golden Globes..but i really don’t think that this guy is funny. I loved NPH at the Emmys. He totally deserve to be a host in another ceremony

  • Delia

    He’s hilarious. He\ s gonna make fun of everyone :D:D.

  • wWowW

    Since when do the Globes have a host? Well, if they’re going to start having them getting Ricky G is a top notch choice, He’s very funny!

  • peapo

    Love Him. He’ll be great. He always is!


    @Delia its what I’m looking forward to the most!!!

    This guy is AMAZINGLY FUNNY!

    His little thing with Steve Carell during the Emmy’s was hilarious!!! (when he took his Oscar back)

    I cannot wait!! EEK!

  • H.

    He’ll be great! I can’t wait till those moments when he says things to make the celebrities embarrassed on camera. He’s so good at that. lol

  • Mary

    “Since when do the Globes have a host?”
    Same question here.

  • zk

    Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! The golden globes are always soooo much better than the oscars……..they are much more deserved, I find, as the voters are international. The hollywood foreign press rarely gets it wrong, while the academy is very stuffy, snobby and it’s like a popularity contest.

    With the Golden Globes, it’s all about the art.

    Love love love Gervais, he will be faboosh!

  • In The Know

    He’s a good writer and far less talented as a performer.

  • coco

    Open his mouth like that and flies will go in there.

  • celia

    YES!!!! I’m SO EXCITED!! I love him! He always steals the spotlight whenever he’s on an award show. But I didn’t even know the Golden Globes had a host.

  • celia

    @Kate Bosselin:

    Whoopi Goldberg IS sexy…what are you talking about?

  • British

    Gervais is a comical genius! He says it how it is and has everybody crying with laughter. He wrote a lot of the stuff that Hugh Jackman did at the Oscars this past year and that went down a treat.

    I’ll be watching this for sure!

  • mj

    I’m sure he’ll be fine but I think Neil Patrick Harris would be great!

  • *** JAMIE ***


  • ihavenolife

    awesome! this guy is an absolute riot!

  • Don’t like Him

    He was such an idiot with his Holocaust remark.
    Much more fitting for England where they make slightly anti-Semitic films (An Education), than America.
    There are so many funny female comedians here in America. Why import a British guy, instead of taking an American comedian.

  • unfunny

    Am I the only sane person that doesn’t find this prat funny?

  • Jill

    Ricky is very funny, down to earth and original and has the greatest laugh on earth. He seems to know what people want to hear about and comes up with good ideas. I’ve seen most of his videos on youtube including Extras. Also I rented the British version of The Office and watched all the episodes. This was before the American version came out. The original British actors were so imprinted in my mind that I had no desire to watch the American version. I felt as though I had seen the best already. I have watched a few episodes only of the American version. It will be wonderful to hear ricky on Golden Globes in 2010.

  • Drew

    @Don’t like Him: You obviously A) have no sense of humor, and B) Have not seen Kate Winslett’s hilarious performance in Extras.