Ricky Gervais has been named as the host of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
The comedian will be in control of the awards ceremony for the third time in as many years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed today.
“Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at the Oscars. He agreed (true),” Gervais wrote on Twitter, in reference to Crystal’s recent appointment as Oscars host.
Gervais’s last two stints as host of the awards were met with a mixed reception from both viewers and critics, some of whom believed he went too far in his ridicule of the likes of Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.