Ricky Gervais to host the 67th Annual Golden Globes
It's about time: Funnyman Ricky Gervais has been tapped to host the 67th Annual Golden Globes.
People.com confirmed the big news Monday morning. The British comedian and creator-star of the original U.K. edition of "The Office" will be the night's first emcee since 1995. The Globes will be broadcast live on NBC on Jan. 17.
“Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host," Gervais said. "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down."
"We are delighted to have Ricky Gervais as the host on our show," said Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
Gervais has won three Golden Globes. In 2008, his HBO show "Extras" was named best TV comedy.
Watch Gervais tease Kate Winslet at last year's Globes ceremony:
-- Denise Martin