LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) — Ricky Gervais has been named the host of the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.
The ceremony recognizing excellence in film and television for 2015 is to take place on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The three-hour gala will air live on NBC.
This will mark the fourth time the acid-tongued actor, writer and comedian will serve as emcee of the program.
“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement Monday. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seat 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 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.”
Gervais, 54, is best known for his work on TV’s The Office, Extras and Derek, as well as in the Night at the Museum film franchise.