Ricky Gervais May Host The Golden Globes Again
Apparently Ricky Gervais wasn’t too offensive at the Golden Globes earlier this year, because the New York Post claims that the hilarious Brit’s been asked back.
As the host of this year’s Globes ceremony, Gervais let loose on Hollywood with some harsh jokes, but in the end, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association enjoyed the program.
The organization said in a statement in January that the “HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks,” although they did add, “We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material.”
It’s not the first time it’s been rumored that the awards show was interested in having Gervais back, and according to the Post, the HFPA may have asked Ricky back for a third year as master of ceremonies.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that a deal may have gone down, noting that Gervais attended a business dinner in Paris with NBC exec Douglas Vaughn, and HFPA president Aida Takla-O’Reilly.
Gervais himself tweeted the Post piece, writing, “Ooooooh! The plot thickens… Thoughts?”