Monday, October 26, 2009
Gervais and the Golden Globes!
It was just announced today that Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globes this upcoming January. This is actually very intriguing news, primarily because the Globes haven't had a host since 1995. Why the Hollywood Foreign Press changed their mind this year? No idea, but I do think Gervais is a good choice.
Gervais is popular right now, through his work on stuff like The Office and his latest film The Invention of Lying, Gervais has developed a solid fanbase that will undoubtedly tune in next January to see him do his familiar shtick in front of the whole world.
While I was opposed to Gervais hosting the Oscars, I actually don't mind him doing the Globes, simply because the Globes are one of the precursors to the Oscars, as well they deal with television, not just film. Gervais is most well known for being a TV personality, but he has also done a fair few films, he is a good match for a show like this.
This actually gets me excited for this show, in which I typically just see the Globes as a speedbump toward getting to the Oscars. The only thing left now is for the Academy to lock down a host for this year's Oscars, and let's hope it's a good one.
Here's a look at Gervais from last year's Golden Globes (easily the best part of the evening):