Gervais Selected to Host the Golden Globes

Source: Variety

In a somewhat bold move by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, comedian Ricky Gervais has been chosen to host the next Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

Aside from the slight surprise of selecting the unpredictable and still relatively unknown (at least Stateside) Gervais for hosting duties, the HFPA’s decision marks quite a format change for the Globes — because no one has hosted the ceremony since 1995.

Gervais is best known for his British series The Office, which spawned NBC’s American version as well as adaptations all around the globe, but he recently made the transition to the big-screen, including the October comedy The Invention of Lying.

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air Jan. 17.