Ricky Gervais, who hosted the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2010, 2011, and 2012, is returning for the 2016 edition.
NBC has officially confirmed Gervais as the emcee for the 73th Annual Golden Globe Award ceremony.
Gervais takes over for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who co-hosted the 2013-2015 editions to strong reviews.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC’s Robert Greenblatt. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”
“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,” added the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Lorenzo Soria. “His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats.”
The ceremony, which honors excellence in film and television and is seen as the beginning of the annual “awards season,” is scheduled for January 10, 206.