The Golden Globes, also known as Golden Globe Awards, are awards presented annually by around 100 international journalists to feature films and television programmes. The awards ceremony, which is broadcast live, is hosted by the US TV channel NBC.
Ricky Gervais will again be hosting the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards for the fifth time. The awards will be broadcast live on NBC from coast to coast on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8pm.
“Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse. But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening,” said Gervais. “When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can always expect the unexpected,” said President of the HFPA Lorenzo Soria. “We’re excited to see it all unfold on Jan. 5!”
“There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage. His return as master of ceremonies at the Golden Globes is much anticipated,” added Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “It always makes for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”
Ricky Gervais, award-winning stand-up comedian, creator and star of The Office and Extras, has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys and seven BAFTAS. The Office is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years. Gervais hosted the Golden Globes in 2010-12 and returned for the fourth time in 2016.
Most recently, Gervais was featured in the dark comedy After Life, which he created, staged, staged, staged and produced in an executive capacity. The series premiered worldwide on March 8 on Netflix and will return in a second season in 2020.
Gervais is listed in the Guinness Book of Records because it is the most downloaded Internet show of all time. He was named in the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine and received the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival.
The Golden Globe Awards, often referred to as “Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” is one of the biggest nights on the calendar for live viewing. It’s also one of the few awards shows that combine the honorees of both film and television. The 2019 Golden Globe Awards telecast averaged a 5.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Last January’s NBC telecast of “The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards” averaged 18.6 million viewers in “live plus same day” Nielsens, delivering the biggest audience for a primetime telecast, excluding news and sports, in 10 months, since the prior March’s Academy Awards.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. Lorenzo Soria is President of the HFPA. Mike Mahan, CEO of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions will serve as executive producers.
The nominations are announced now. But there is one of the night’s big winners already: Ellen DeGeneres will be receiving the Carol Burnett Award, a special honor that celebrates people who have made outstanding contributions to the television medium.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award,” HFPA President Lorenzo Soria said in a statement, per Entertainment Weekly. “From her sitcoms, to stand-up, to becoming a household staple on daytime television, she is a pioneer who has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years with her undeniable charm and wit. In addition to her television success, she’s an advocate and philanthropist, lending her voice to those who don’t have one, and spreading kindness and joy through the power of her platform. We look forward to celebrating her achievements at this year’s ceremony.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual Golden Globe Awards have enabled the non-profit organization to donate more than $29 million in the past thirty years to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals. In the year 2017, the donations reached a total of over $2.8 million in grants destined to non-profits, institutions, and charities.
Known worldwide for its glittering Golden Globe Awards ceremony held every January and its multi-million dollar donations to charity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had humble origins that stemmed solely from a group of journalists‘ desire to efficiently and accurately cover all aspects of the world of entertainment.
Nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. 1917 DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment / New Republic Pictures / Neal Street Productions / Mogambo; Universal Pictures
b. THE IRISHMAN Netflix / Tribeca Productions / Sikelia Productions / Winkler Films; Netflix
c. JOKER Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Joint Effort; Warner Bros. Pictures
d. MARRIAGE STORY Netflix / HeyDay Films; Netflix
e. THE TWO POPES Netflix / Rideback; Netflix
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. CYNTHIA ERIVO HARRIET
b. SCARLETT JOHANSSON MARRIAGE STORY
c. SAOIRSE RONAN LITTLE WOMEN
d. CHARLIZE THERON BOMBSHELL
e. RENÉE ZELLWEGER JUDY
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. CHRISTIAN BALE FORD V FERRARI
b. ANTONIO BANDERAS PAIN AND GLORY
c. ADAM DRIVER MARRIAGE STORY
d. JOAQUIN PHOENIX JOKER
e. JONATHAN PRYCE THE TWO POPES
BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
a. DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Netflix / Davis Entertainment Company; Netflix
b. JOJO RABBIT Defender Films / Piki Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures / TSG Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures
c. KNIVES OUT MRC, T-Street; Lionsgate
d. ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing e. ROCKETMAN Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures
Photo: Dylan Brosnan and Paris Brosnan, Golden Globe Ambassadors, guests and Pierce Brosnan arrive at the HFPA and The Hollywood Reporter’s celebration of the 2020 Golden Globe® (HFPA Photographer)