Ricky Gervais Will Host Golden Globes

Show hasn't had emcee since 1995
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 6:21 PM CDT
Ricky Gervais, left, and Jane Fallon arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – The Golden Globes telecast will have a host in 2010 for the first time since 1995: Ricky Gervais. The January awards show, seen as a harbinger for the Oscars, enjoys a famously freewheeling atmosphere that suits the British comedian's style. "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down," Gervais tells People.