Ricky Gervais will be back to host the 2020 Golden Globes for a fifth and final time.
Gervais confirmed the news Tuesday, saying in a press release: “Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse. But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.”
“There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage. His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much anticipated,” said Paul Telegdy, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”
“When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can always expect the unexpected,” said president of the HFPA Lorenzo Soria. “We’re excited to see it all unfold on Jan. 5!”
“In a world where many award shows are opting to go the no-host route, the Golden Globes are going all in! It’s going to be a great night,” added Mike Mahan, CEO, Dick Clark Productions.
The news comes after the Oscars and the Emmys both went hostless this year.
The Golden Globes serves as the kickoff to the 2020 awards season on January 5. Twenty-five categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).