Ricky Gervais will return to host the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation confirmed Wednesday.
The HFPA and Gervais each tweeted about the assignment, which is a return gig for the caustic comic who in 2010 roasted the organization and many Hollywood heavyweights during the Golden Globes.
In 2010, Gervais raised eyebows when he went after NBC, Mel Gibson and the HFPA during his opening monologue.
“One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe,” he said, noting he might be going too far. “I’m not going to do this again, anyway.”
Though there was a bit of consternation afterward, he was invited back the following year to host, too, where he slammed Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr.
NBC will air the 2012 Globes, considered one of Hollywood’s most festive awards, on Jan. 15.
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