Ricky Gervais is back to host the Golden Globes for the fifth time. This should be good.
Nobody makes the Globes fun like Ricky. He “takes the piss” on the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation and all the stars. In the past, that’s gotten him into trouble. Are the HFPA gluttons for punishment? Or crazy like foxes? I think the latter.
“Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse,” said Gervais in a statement. “But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.”
Last time? There is no last time in Hollywood. Everyone comes back for more.
But giving the job to Ricky is smart, he’ll bring in ratings, make a lot of jokes about Netflix, their many movies and TV shows, and so on. Of course, Ricky works for Netflix, so the jokes won’t be too pungent.
Now, what can the Oscars do? Bring back Billy Crystal? How about Billy and Whoopi Goldberg? That’s what I would do. But no one asked.