The gig will mark Gervais's fifth time hosting.
Despite the success of this year's hostless Oscars ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press is powering forward by announcing that the Golden Globes will once again go against the grain. Majorly. The group has enlisted Ricky Gervais to host the upcoming 77th Golden Globes, marking his fifth time in the role.
Gervais, an outspoken and confident comedian, has previously stated he wouldn't helm the ceremony. In a release about accepting the role, Gervais affirmed that the upcoming trip to the stage will be actual last time.
Much of Gervais' gimmick in previous years (he's hosted the ceremonies in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016) has been focused on the 'absurdness' of the awards show itself. Memorably, in 2016, he even called the Golden Globe a worthless award.
For the upcoming 77th ceremony, he is expected to roast the likes of Trump and maybe even perhaps the Me Too movement, an event that's struck Hollywood since his last time hosting.
For what it's worth, Gervais has been a hit or miss host, in terms of ratings. And, many awards season followers feel the choice of Gervais is misguided and shows the HFPA is unaware that other hosts could have better fit the bill.
The 77th Golden Globes air live on NBC on January 5, 2020, from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The nominees will be announced next month.