After their very public spat earlier this year, it seem Ricky Gervais and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have kissed and made up, as the comedian has been confirmed to host the Golden Globes again this year. While this has come as a surprise to some – not least because Gervais publicly vowed he wouldn’t do it again – he’s good for rating, so it makes sense for them to get him back.
Indeed while some members of the HFPA were probably against rehiring him, having felt that his near-the-knuckle jokes went to far at this year’s ceremony and that the online war of words afterwards was too much, it seems NBC were keen. Gervais was only hired by the HFPA after meeting with NBC official Doug Vaughn.
As for Gervais, who did rule out returning, he;s been warming to the idea over the last few months, and met with HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly in Paris recetnly to discuss it. He said recently that the idea of going back behind the podium, “is very tempting.” The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be held on January 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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