In October 2015 was announced that British actor, writer and producer Ricky Gervais will host the 73rd edition of the Golden Globe Awards for the fourth time in six years. Gervais has presented the show in 2010, 2011, and 2012, when he was taken over by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who served as hosts in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Although Gervais initially turned down the Golden Globe producers when he was asked to host again, he eventually agreed when they assured him that he will be allowed to say whatever he wants again.
“I really did say no”, he told Ellen DeGeneres during an interview on her TV show. “I was editing one film that I’d made this year, and I was about to film another one, and I thought, I just haven’t got the time. But they said all the right things. They said I can say what I want again”. He also added: “If I didn’t drink, I wouldn’t be brave enough to say some of the things I’m going to say”. The 2016 Golden Globe Awards (and Ricky’s merciless and sharp sarcasm) will be broadcast live on NBC at 8p.m. ET/5p.m. PT, January 10.