If you’re like me, chances are that the only thing you remember from last year’s Golden Globes was that Ricky Gervais was hysterically funny but everyone there got all upset, because famous, beloved millionaires are such vulnerable creatures and we need to protect their precious feelings. Despite the fact that the organizers barred him from ever returning to the show ever again, Ricky was invited back to host the awards again this year, which means for the second year in a row, the Golden Globes will be watchable! Us Weekly reports:
Ricky Gervais is back! The 50-year-old English comic will be hosting the 69th Golden Globe Awards, show announcers confirmed Wednesday. Many assumed last year’s controversial host wouldn’t be back again. He slammed Robert Downey, Jr., for his past stints in jail and rehab, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie for The Tourist, Charlie Sheen for his meltdown and the cast of Sex and the City for their ages. He also mercilessly targeted celeb Scientologists John Travolta and Tom Cruise. “The ratings went up again, and the organizers asked me to consider a third year,” Gervais wrote in Heat magazine this February. At the time, the Office creator wasn’t sure if he should emcee again. “I don’t think I should,” he wrote. “I don’t know what I could do better!” The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 15, 2012.
Look, if he just got up onstage and bullied people, then maybe I might see why everyone got all pissy about the whole deal. But the thing is, they were jokes, and they were actually true. Robert Downey Jr. was a mess, The Tourist was an unwatchable turd wrapped in sparkly Hollywood glitter, the cast of Sex and the City are starting to show their age, and John Travolta and Tom Cruise are part of a religion based entirely on money and aliens. Those aren’t unfair generalizations, they’re the truth. And Ricky made them funny. Get over it Hollywood.