Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes will be "biblical"

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Comedian Ricky Gervais attends the Broadway opening night of "The Motherf**cker with the Hat" at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 11, 2011 in New York.
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(CBS) First Billy Crystal returns to the Oscars. Now the Golden Globes will also have a repeat emcee next year. Ricky Gervais has been tapped to host the 69th annual event on Jan. 15, 2012.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed the news on Twitter, and Gervais himself tweeted, "Just told Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed (true)."

He added, "It's gonna be biblical."

When the British funnyman hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2011, he received criticism for going too far with jokes about Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. This will mark Gervais' third time hosting the Golden Globes.

Nominations will be announced on Dec. 15.

Gervais' new HBO series, "Life's Too Short," is slated to premiere in 2012.

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