Deadline has the obligatory quotes:

HFPA President, Philip Berk: “We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards. His combination of wit, irreverence, and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last year, and he’ll be even better the second time around.”

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

Did Berk and Gervais see the same Globes gala I saw? Gervias wants to see how far he go? I’ll be happy to see if the HFPA can let him speak for a minute or two next year, instead of simply serving as middle-man to introduce other presenters. Makes very little sense to hire one of the funniest guys on the planet and give him about as much to do as Johnny Olson on The Price is Right.

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