Ricky Gervais will return as host of the Golden Globe Awards in 2011.
The Hollywood Foreign Association has tapped the comic — who won solid reviews in his Globes debut this year — to front the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, airing live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 on NBC.
Nominations will be announced Dec. 15.
“I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said. Let’s see how far I can go this time,” an enthused Ricky remarked in a presser issued Wednesday.