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10.26.2009
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Brit comic Ricky Gervais hasn't really become a household name in the US, but everyone who watches award shows is about to get a chance to know him.

Gervais has been invited to host the Golden Globe Awards airing on January 17th. After the master of "squirm comedy" (he's the man behind "The Office" and "Extras") helped enliven last year's otherwise excruciating Emmy Awards, his name was batted about as a possible Oscar host before Hugh Jackman trotted through the Kodak Theater.

But he's happy to grab the Globes, known for international appeal and mix of TV and film. "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down," Gervais said of the opportunity. Plus it will mean that if people want to tune in to see the winners, they'll have to watch him, as opposed to simply ignoring his movies like THE INVENTION OF LYING.

Extra Tidbit: Kate Winslet once did a cameo on Gervais' "Extras", starring in a Holocaust movie for the purpose of trying to get an Oscar.
Source: Variety

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3:43PM on 10/27/2009
Yeah, I don't think the Globes have a host, they just have the announcer and the Golden Globe chick who gives them out. I think last year was Rumer Willis and that was actually priceless when Demi Moore presented an award and embarrassed her onstage.

And the Kate Winslet episode of Extras is awesome; quite the esoteric joke when Gervais presented an award at the GGs last year, turned to her and said, "I told you doing a Holocaust movie would pay off!"
Yeah, I don't think the Globes have a host, they just have the announcer and the Golden Globe chick who gives them out. I think last year was Rumer Willis and that was actually priceless when Demi Moore presented an award and embarrassed her onstage.

And the Kate Winslet episode of Extras is awesome; quite the esoteric joke when Gervais presented an award at the GGs last year, turned to her and said, "I told you doing a Holocaust movie would pay off!"
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2:51AM on 10/27/2009
This is awesome, but I didn't know the Golden Globes even had a host.
This is awesome, but I didn't know the Golden Globes even had a host.
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1:50AM on 10/27/2009

Extras and Office are TOP notch

This makes me more excited to watch the Globes now than ever. Every time Gervais even presents an award he steals the ENTIRE show. Love this dude so much.
This makes me more excited to watch the Globes now than ever. Every time Gervais even presents an award he steals the ENTIRE show. Love this dude so much.
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1:15AM on 10/27/2009

Extras is As good as it gets!

Except for Billy Crystal & his hosting of the Oscars, Every single other host is usually just there & they don't seem to add anything to the gig. Now if there are people that haven't seen "Extras" which most people haven't you have to see it. The way he got Celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Stiller, Patrick Stewart, Iam McKellan, & more well you just have to see those episodes. They are fantastic & you know the celeb's are having a blast making fun of themselves & their
Except for Billy Crystal & his hosting of the Oscars, Every single other host is usually just there & they don't seem to add anything to the gig. Now if there are people that haven't seen "Extras" which most people haven't you have to see it. The way he got Celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Stiller, Patrick Stewart, Iam McKellan, & more well you just have to see those episodes. They are fantastic & you know the celeb's are having a blast making fun of themselves & their so-called "Public Personas." My only complaint is that there were so few produced.
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1:50AM on 10/27/2009
Extras is amazing, I agree. There are so many moments where he just makes a face or a sly comment that's fucking BRILLIANT.
Extras is amazing, I agree. There are so many moments where he just makes a face or a sly comment that's fucking BRILLIANT.
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