After being decreased to a Twitter thread this 12 months, the Golden Globes are coming again in 2023. Ricky Gervais, nonetheless, won’t be becoming a member of them.
The British comic, who has hosted the awards present 5 occasions, had a robust response to followers on Twitter floating the potential of him returning for a sixth time now that NBC has agreed to renew broadcasting the A-list occasion regardless of current controversies. Whereas no host has been introduced for the Jan. 10 present, it is protected to imagine from Gervais’s tweet that he will not be doing the honors.
“F*** that,” the Workplace creator, 61, tweeted in response to a fan making an attempt to drum up help for a Gervais-hosted 2023 present. The stand-up added an emoji crying with laughter.
Gervais final hosted the ceremony in 2020. Chatting with the Guardian final 12 months, he defended his take-no-prisoners strategy to internet hosting.
“Do I pander to the 200 billionaires within the room or the 200 million individuals at house sitting of their [underwear] consuming beer who aren’t profitable awards, who aren’t billionaires?” he stated. “It’s a no brainer for a comic. I’m a jester. I play to the opposite peasants within the mud. I wasn’t moving into horrible. Consider the issues I may have stated… Consider the f*****g horrible issues I may have joked about. It’s off the charts — It’s. Off. The. Charts — the horrible issues I may say.”
That is likely to be notably true given the backlash the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation (HFPA), which votes for the Golden Globes, obtained after reviews exposing its lack of variety and troublesome practices have been made public final 12 months. NBC declined to air the 2022 ceremony whereas many celebrities, together with Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson, spoke out towards the HFPA.
With the HFPA pledging to develop its membership to be extra inclusive, NBC has agreed to a one-year deal through which the community and its Peacock streaming web site will broadcast the 2023 Golden Globes, which can mark the eightieth anniversary of the present.