"While many welcome Gervais's return, not everyone is happy with the decision because last year his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters," says a blog post on the HFPA's own Web site.
He was controversial, brutally honest and people said he went too far with his comments when he hosted the 2010 Golden Globes. There was talk of him being banned from ever hosting again but now they're eating their words because they've asked the British funnyman to return as host for a third year in a row.
Ricky Gervais has never been one to sugarcoat things, he tells it like it is and it's worked for him...and the ratings.
The decision came after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association met with a top official at NBC, which is airing the awards.
Gervais was said to be a bit hesitant to return but "gradually warmed to the idea" after meeting with HFPA president Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly in Perris, says the site.
I personally think he's hilarious & love that he doesn't shy away from stating the obvious. If you were caught with a tranny hooker once then he'll call you out on it...nothing wrong with it, it's the past. I'm pretty happy about their decision to bring him back since the last couple of awards shows I've seen have sucked major ass.
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