Ricky Gervais Hosting The Golden Globes: How Did It Happen?

FROM MTV.COM: Success in one entertainment sphere is not always an indication of success in another, a fact that could not be more true when it comes to hosting an awards show. Jon Stewart continues to be a genius behind his “Daily Show” news desk but was kind of a stinker guiding the Oscars telecast. David Letterman? The reigning king of crotchety late-night TV and one of the worst Oscar hosts in history. And let’s not even talk about the five reality-show hosts who emceed the Emmys last year.

This year’s Golden Globes, airing Sunday night, will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. While his creation of two hit TV shows — “The Office” and “Extras” — and long history as a stand-up comic isn’t proof that he’ll do a gut-busting job, his appearances at other awards show are. In fact, Gervais’ performances at the past two Emmys shows are basically what got him the gig.

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