Ricky Gervais Makes a Splash in First Golden Globes Promo (Video)

British comedian is back to host awards show for fifth time

British comedian Ricky Gervais will be returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in January, and judging by the first promo clip for the event, he’s ready to make a splash.

In the spot, the host straightens his bow tie, and a person offcamera tells him to pour himself a drink.

“Happy holidays, America. I’m Ricky Gervais, and I’m hosting the Golden Globe Awards,” Gervais says before grabbing a bottle of champagne and spraying the set, causing some minor chaos. As the camera cuts away a voiceover warns, “as usual, we have no idea what he’s going to do.”

Gervais will return to host the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards for a record fifth time.

“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,” he said in a statement at the time of the announcement.

The Golden Globes reward film and TV professionals in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — voted by the roughly 90 members of the HFPA. Tom Hanks is slated to receive the Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award, while Ellen DeGeneres will be honored with the TV Lifetime Achievement Award.

The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton.