Golden Globes 2016: Host Ricky Gervais tells Ellen DeGeneres about returning to host

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At one point in time, Ricky Gervais proclaimed that he was over doing the Golden Globes … but a few years can certainly change things.

Gervais is appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week in promotion of the big event airing on NBC Sunday night, and he actually told her that at one point, he declined the opportunity to go back over his schedule and his fear that he wouldn’t get to do what he wanted:

“I really did say no … I was editing one film that I’d made this year, and I was about to film another one, and I thought ‘I just haven’t got the time.’ But they said all the right things [and] they said I can say what I want again.”

In other words, Sunday night is going to be an all-hands-on-deck situation. We feel like the Globes are in a very tricky place with Gervais at home. He’s incredibly polarizing; we feel like the majority of the viewers at home enjoy his aggressive style and putting certain celebrities in their place. However, at the same time we envision that there are some out there who are made uncomfortable by it and think that actors / directors / the like should be able to be honored without being torn down in the process. We know that for the people in attendance, they may certainly feel that way.

Here’s one little tidbit that could make the show extra interesting this year: Mel Gibson is reportedly going to be one of the people presenting. His history with Gervias and the Globes is well-documented.

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