With his over the top humor, Ricky Gervaisâ€™s Golden Globes hosting this year was absolutely hysterical! Though some reviews are mixed on the first single host in 15 years, he has been asked to do the gig again next year! Read all about it below, including photos and a video.
Some are as shocked as the â€˜Extrasâ€™ star that the awards show people want him back. With the rating being up 14% from last year though, and the highest since before the writerâ€™s strike, maybe viewers liked it more than the critics thought.
At one point during making jokes for this yearâ€™s show, he said something like it doesnâ€™t matter because he wonâ€™t be doing this again, but in fact NBC has signed on Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Host for 2011!
“I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said,” said Gervais. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.”
This yearâ€™s show, which started at 5 p.m. Pacific time, was aired live in all time zones. It pushed back some other important shows, but with viewing numbers up, it didnâ€™t seem to bother too many.
Other than hosting award shows, this British actor has been keeping busy with several projects. He obviously produces the American version of â€™The Officeâ€™ and created and acted in â€˜The Invention of Lying.â€™ He also started a new animated show called â€˜The Ricky Gervais Show.â€™ He lives with Jane Fallon, his partner of 25 years, and the two donâ€™t plan on marriage or children.
With all of his experience, HFPA President Philip Berk stated that he is happy to have him come back.
â€œWe are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards. His combination of wit, irreverence, and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last year, and he’ll be even better the second time around.”
So tell me what you thought of his Ricky Gervaisâ€™s Golden Globe performance and if you think he should indeed do it again. Also check out these pictures and video below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/HRC, Nikki Nelson