Gervais Back As Golden Globes Host

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November 16, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

British comedian Ricky Gervais is to return as the host of the Golden Globe Awards, despite upsetting many Hollywood heavyweights with his mean-spirited jibes at the ceremony earlier this year.
Officials at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who stage the annual prizegiving, have voted for the outrageous funnyman to hit the stage again in January.

The news will be made official once all contracts are signed, according to Variety.

During his stint as host at the beginning of 2011, irreverent Gervais came under fire for going too far with jokes about Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s movie The Tourist and Tim Allen, among others.