Ricky Gervais 2012 Golden Globes Round Three!?
Will Ricky Gervais host the 2012 Golden Globes?
The controversy over Ricky Gervais’ wild, intense and some might say offensive turn as host of the Golden Globe Awards has not quite died out just yet. After Ricky took the stage and skewered everyone from the nominees to the presenters to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association there was no end to the controversy. Some thought he was brilliant and amazing. Others thought he was rude and offensive. A few days after the show Gervais told Piers Morgan that he felt like he would not be asked back to host again even though he felt he did nothing wrong.
Today it seems we have a little bit of a difference of opinion on his future hosting duties. British magazine Heat published a collection of diary entries that Gervais wrote leading up to his hosting of the Golden Globes. In these diary entries Gervais writes that the organizers of the show have asked him to consider hosting for a third year in a row. To help support this claim there were numerous rumors all over the web about his return as host because the ratings were up and the controversy that he had caused had everyone talking about the show for days afterward. If Gervais were to come back for a third run there would be a lot of people who would tune in just to see what he was going to say.
Today Phillip Berk, president of the group that gives out the Golden Globes, issued a statement that said: “There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.” That doesn’t sound too friendly to me. The producers of the Golden Globes had said they felt Ricky Gervais went too far a few different times during the show. Perhaps one of those times was when he suggested that the members of the HFPA had been bribed in order to nominate The Tourist for best comedy.
My guess is that Ricky Gervais won’t be back. He has said he doesn’t think he could top this year’s performance and he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who does things just to collect a check. But, I guess you never know. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out.
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