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Ricky Gervais will host 2016 Golden Globes

He's back! Comedian Ricky Gervais will return to host next year's Globes

By Shantila Lee | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Ricky to host Globes
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He's officially back! In 2016 Brit funnyman Ricky Gervais, creator of The Office, will host the Golden Globes awards ceremony for a record fourth time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Monday.

Ricky last hosted the awards in 2012, but after he delivered a load of cutting jokes about many of the celebrity attendees, not to mention the event's organisers, many doubted he would ever get the gig again. For the past three years Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the go-to hosts, and did an awesome job at it. 

The 2016 Globes will be held on 10 January at the Beverley Hilton Hotel. "We're excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. "Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honour – and send up – the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts."

In honour of Ricky's return, we've rounded up five of the most controversial zingers Ricky delivered at the Globes:


1. "It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking – or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast."
2. (Introducing Colin Firth) "He's also swooned over by women. I don't see it. Good luck to him. ... He's very racist. I mean, really nasty stuff. Also, I've seen him punch a little blind kitten. Please welcome the evil Colin Firth."
3. "There were a lot of big films that didn't get nominated. Nothing for Sex and the City 2. I was sure the Golden Globes for special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster."
4. "Our first presenter is beautiful, talented, and Jewish apparently. Mel Gibson told me that. He's obsessed. Please welcome Scarlett Johansson."
5. {On Bridesmaids) "Farting, burping, cursing, performing wild sex acts, even pooping in the sink. I heard for research they spent the weekend with Dame Helen Mirren."

And based on the Instagram pic he posted below, there's much more to come at next year's awards.

 

I'm making a list. I'm checking it twice. Gonna find out who's naughty and nice. #GoldenGlobes

A photo posted by Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) on

 

Related: MTV Europe Music Awards 2015: winners list
Related: The Golden Globes 2015


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