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Ricky Gervais Returning as Golden Globes Host

Despite saying he shouldn’t do a second encore, English comedian Ricky Gervais will host the 69th Golden Globes Awards on Jan. 15, 2012.

Gervais was voted as host for a third consecutive year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after meeting with NBC senior vice president Doug Vaughn.

“Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars,” Gervais tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

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Foreign Film Nominees Available Courtesy of HFPA

globepic.jpgThe five documentary nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be available to schmooze and discuss their work the day before the Globes are given out.

Nominees include: “THE BAADER-MEINHOF COMPLEX” (DER BADDER- MEINHOF KOMPLEX); “EVERLASTING MOMENTS” (MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK); “GOMORRAH” (GOMORRA); “I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG” (IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME); and “WALTZ WITH BASHIR.”

Each director will be available at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Egyptian Theater. So if you like docs, especially foreign ones, it’s an open house. Here’s the invite.

Golden Globes: WGA Set To Picket

WGA’s latest press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 02, 2008

WGAW STATEMENT ON GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Los Angeles — The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) issued the following statement regarding the Golden Globe Awards:

Dick Clark Productions is a struck company. As previously announced, the Writers Guild will be picketing the Golden Globe Awards.

The WGA has great respect and admiration for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but we are engaged in a crucial struggle that will protect our income and intellectual property rights for generations to come. We will continue to do everything in our power to bring industry negotiations to a fair conclusion. In the meantime, we are grateful for the ongoing support of the Hollywood talent community.”

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. For more information, please visit: www.wga.org.

Golden Globes: Show Will Go On?

16writers-60v0.jpgDeadline Hollywood Daily seems to think so, reporting that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is in the process of making an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, not unlike the WGA’s agreement with David Letterman.

It’s hard to tell which way, strategically, WGA should go on this one.