The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is bringing back Ricky Gervais for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, airing January 10 on NBC. The acerbic comic hosted the ceremony for three connectives years from 2010-2012 before Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took over the gig. Many have been wondering who the HFPA would choose to succeed the acclaimed turns of Fey and Poehler, and it looks like they’ve got a relatively safe and welcome route with the reliable Gervais.
“Ricky Gervais left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to have him back in our show as we honor the best in film and television,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”
Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Thursday, December 10. Winners in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and will be announced January 10.