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Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time in six years.

The HFPA made the announcement on Twitter.

Gervais’ return comes less than a week after the Academy revealed that Chris Rock, another edgy comedian, would host the Oscars in February.

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“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”

Gervais, who hosted the Globes for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, will take over for co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also had a three-year stint.

The 73rd Golden Globes will be held Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Thursday, Dec. 10. Winners in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in TV — are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Posted by:Variety Staff