LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Ricky Gervais will resume hosting duties for a record fifth time at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The three-hour telecast, which serves as the official kick-off to the 2020 awards season, will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, January 5, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much anticipated. It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”
“In a world where many award shows are opting to go the no host route, the Golden Globes are going all in! It’s going to be a great night,” added Mike Mahan, CEO, dick clark productions.
“Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse,” said Gervais. “But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.”
Gervais hosted the Golden Globes in 2010-12 and returned for a fourth time in 2016.
Considered “the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin,” Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with five international tours to his credit. His live stand-up show “Fame” became the fastest-selling UK stand-up show in history. He has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys and seven BAFTAS. Meanwhile, his show “The Office” is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful U.S. remake of a British show in more than 30 years.
Gervais can most recently be seen in the dark comedy “After Life,” which he created, directs, stars in and executive produced. The series premiered March 8 worldwide on Netflix and will return for a second season in 2020.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. The 2019 Golden Globe Awards telecast averaged a 5.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.