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Ricky Gervais Returning to Host 2016 Golden Globes

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He’s baaaaaack! Comedian/controversial award show host Ricky Gervais will return as host of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10, 2016.

Before Tina Fey and Amy Poehler became the go-to duo for hosting the Globes, there was Ricky Gervais. The creator of The Office hosted the Globes for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, during which his celebrity-skewering, no-holds-barred approach to the gig earned him a controversial (and celebrated) reputation.

Case in point, two of his more cutting jokes from his performance in 2011:

– “Welcome to a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast.”

– “Nothing for Sex and the City 2. I was sure the award for best special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster.”

Gervais often leaves a lasting impression upon the Globes ceremony, even when he’s not hosting. During his appearance at the show earlier this year, he joked about celebrities being above the law.

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“All the terrible things you have done to get here,” he said. “Streep. Clooney. I’m not even looking at Katie Holmes.”

Nominations for the 25 Golden Globe categories – 14 in film and 11 in television – will be announced Thursday, Dec. 10. and are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on NBC Jan. 10, 2016 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.