When an awards show's host pre-apologizes for any offence he may cause during his time at the microphone, expect a dose of must-see television. Ricky Gervais makes his return to the Golden Globes on Jan. 10, his fourth time as master of ceremonies, and the comedian already has fans trying to guess which celebrities he will make fun of in his monologue. "Because I can see the future, I'd like to apologize now for the things I said at next week's Golden Globes," tweeted the British star, who has made it known on many occasions that he doesn't understand why he keeps getting invited back. Still, the actor admitted to the Hollywood Reporter that he's excited to take the stage. "It's a challenge. I always write my own jokes, I can say what I want—and it's live!"
Ricky's rants aren't the only thing to get excited about. Here are four more reasons to tune-in to the 2016 Golden Globes.
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AMY AND JEN
If you're feeling nostalgic about the absence of three-time hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, take heart! Two other hilarious BFFs -- Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence -- will be at the show. The actresses will go head-to-head in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, and both aren't afraid of a little friendly competition. “As soon as I saw that we were both nominated, I took her right out of my phone because our friendship is obviously over,” Amy joked in an interview. "It’s really every woman for herself at this point, and I don’t want her to kind of get in my head, you know?” Individually they are both hilarious and spontaneous but together they are a force to be reckoned with. Just ask Billy Joel's piano.
CHEERLEADER JAMIE FOXX
Jamie Foxx isn't up for an award, but he'll be one of the happiest people at the show. While nominees wait for winners to be announced, the Annie star's attention will be off-stage as he waits to see his daughter Corrine, 2016's Miss Golden Globe, bring out the trophies. "My dad, he's a little bit emotional. He won't admit it, but he had tears in his eyes and he was so happy for me to kind of have my own thing now," said the 21-year-old shortly after receiving the gig.
It's been more than three months since the A-listers walked the red carpet at the primetime Emmys, and fashion fans are itching for another round of couture creations. The Golden Globes have always inspired a variety of sartorial selections, from bold and bountiful ball gowns to sleek and sexy silhouettes and trains, lots and lots of trains. Some stars who are guaranteed to up the fashion stakes this year? Style veterans Cate Blanchett and Sofia Vergara and the new class of red carpet mavens captained by Alicia Vikander and Saoirse Ronan.
The Globes is known for not only nominating new television shows and talent, but awarding them a trophy during their freshman year. In 2015, Gina Rodriguez scored a win for her work in the first season of Jane the Virgin, while the show earned a nod in the Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical category. During the same ceremony, the jury awarded newbies Transparent and The Affair top honours, including best series in their genres and best actor and actress (Jeffrey Tambor and Ruth Wilson). First timers this year include: Mr. Robot and its stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek, Flesh and Bone and its leading lady Sarah Hay and Caitriona Balfe and her show Outlander.