Ricky Gervais to Return as Golden Globes Host

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Famous people beware: Ricky Gervais is hosting the 2016 Golden Globes.

Irreverent British comedian Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes in 2016 for a fourth time, organisers say, bringing his biting humour to the glitzy annual movie and television awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Ricky got a lot of grief for his divisive gags over the last few times he hosted, to the point that he admitted at the time: ‘I’ve told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though.

Gervais, the creator of mockumentary The Office, hosted the dinner for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, keeping his celebrity targets on edge with a stream of barbed comments. “His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats,” Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said in a statement. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honour — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.” The star and brains behind the popular TV shows The Office, Extras, and Derek has won seven Bafta awards, five British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globes and two Emmys.

He also created the comedy series Extras and Life’s Too Short as well as appearing in movies including Night at the Museum, The Invention of Lying and Muppets Most Wanted. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Director X has been making music videos with pop’s biggest stars for over 15 years — but he’s never seen anything like the reaction to Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Released earlier this week, the “Hotline Bling” video became instantly memorable (and meme-able) for its hypnotic, minimal vibe showcasing Drake’s endearing goofball dance moves and X’s highly stylized sets.

As X prepares to shoot his first feature film — he won’t name it, but mentions it’s a dance movie — he took some time out to talk about musicians as directors, the talented choreographer Tanisha Scott, his relationship to the work of acclaimed light artist James Turrell and more. I like doing my own thing, but I also like it when an artist has a clear vision for themselves and you can focus on molding that idea into a full working piece.

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