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Ricky Gervais To Host Golden Globe Awards Second Year In A Row

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ricky Gervais, the creator of 'The Office' will host 'The 68th AnnuAl Golden Globe Awards' for the second year in a row. The ceremony will take place January 16, 2011 and will be broadcast live coast-to-coast.

In a statement Gervais said "I can't believe they invited me back after awful things I said. Let's see how far I can go this time."

Paul Telegdy, the Executive Vice President Alternative Programing NBC and Universal Media Studios said "As viewers discovered with our last awards telecast, Ricky's surprising and unpredictable humor is a great fit for the Globes, which will continue as a live event across the nation. He's a true force of nature with a wicked sense of humor who always keeps everyone on their toes waiting for the unexpected."

Last year's ceremony brought in 17 million viewers for NBC, which was a 12% rise from the previous year.

The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television.

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