Comedian tapped by HFPA for awards

Ricky Gervais will be back at the Golden Globes next year.

NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Prods. made the announcement Wednesday morning an astonishing nine months before the ceremony returns to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Kudocast is set for Jan. 16, 2011.

“I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said,” said Gervais. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.”

Ratings for the Globes were up last year, which was the first time the show had invited a host in 15 years.

Update: Gervais back as Globes host

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