Ricky Gervais To Host Golden Globes
The Golden Globes will revert to a format abandoned 14 years ago when a single host fronted the awards presentations. Since 1995 the ceremonies have featured numerous celebrity presenters in the hope that eliminating the host would speed up the pace of the show. But on January 17, the producers of the show said Monday, Ricky Gervais, who upstaged other presenters a year ago, will take over. In a statement, Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which selects the Golden Globe winners, said that Gervais will "bring his unique brand of humor and charm to what will continue to be a fast-paced award show," For his part, Gervais remarked, "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down,"