Ricky Gervais has been slated to host the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, marking the first time the telecast has had one host since 1997.
“Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host,” said Gervais. “I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don’t turn down.”
This year the telecast will also air live coast to coast for the first time, and will be broadcast in HD.
The Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 5-8 PM (PST) and 8-11 PM (EST).