How many times has Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes?
26th February 2021

RICKY Gervais is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director who has hosted the Golden Globes on multiple occasions.

The upcoming Globes – which will take place on February 28 – will not be hosted by Gervais.

How many times has Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes?

Ricky Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes five times – in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2020.

"As soon as NBC called and said, 'Do you want to do it?' I thought, 'Well, that's Christmas ruined because I've got to work,'" Gervais told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about his fifth assignment.

"People think that I'd go out there and I'd get drunk and say off-the-cuff [things]. I don't. I write jokes."

Gervais, the co-creator of the original The Office, is known for his racy humor that sometimes offends the A-List Golden Globes audience.

He was asked by The Hollywood Reporter why he returned to host again in 2020.

"It's complicated," he told THR.

"I did it the first time because I couldn't believe I was asked. They had never had a presenter.

"I thought, 'Oh, this is great.' I didn't know what it was like. I had no expectations.

"I'd won a couple of Golden Globes, so I had been and it was a nice party. I realize it's much better to be at than perform at because you've got no pressure.

"Everyone's drinking, everyone's getting drunk, they don't want to hear what you want [to say], they want to know if they've won an award.

"And as the night goes on, there are more losers. They're like, 'Well, we didn't even win.' So it's a bad gig for a comedian. If that was a comedy club, you'd go, 'I'm not playing that club.'"

He added that he returned "because it's fun, it's fun!"

Who is hosting the 2021 Golden Globes?

The 78th Golden Globe Awards will be held on February 28 and will be hosted by pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Fey will be live from New York’s Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Center, while Poehler will be live from the Beverly Hilton in California.

This is the fourth time Fey and Poehler will lead the ceremony – they alsohosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The 2021 Golden Globe nominations were announced on February 3.

The late Chadwick Boseman scored a best actor Golden Globe nomination for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Actress Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award – the Globes' prestigious lifetime achievement honor.

The telecast will be broadcast live at 8 pm on NBC.

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