Ricky Gervais named Golden Globes host

MUMBAI: Actor, director Ricky Gervais has been selected to host of the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards to be held in California on 17 January.

Gervais is best known for creating and starring in the TV comedy series Extras as well as the original British version of The Office. He has also appeared in films like The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town and Night at the Museum.
In a statement Gervais said, "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. I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don‘t turn down."

Said NBC and Universal Media Studios executive vice president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy, "Ricky is certainly one of the funniest people on the planet and has provided some of the most hilarious and memorable awards show moments in recent memory."

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