Ricky Gervais is unpredictable.
NBC is stepping up its 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards marketing game with warnings that when Gervais is hosting, audiences should expect the unexpected.
The Peacock has unveiled new promos of the awards show on Thursday morning.
“Happy holidays, America. I’m Ricky Gervais, and I’m hosting the Golden Globe Awards,” he says in the first of two new promos for the hosting gig. “So, there’s your early gift. Is it just what you wanted? No. It’s not, is it?” Gervais is then seen spraying the set — including the cameras — with champagne, while a voiceover warns, “as usual, we have no idea what he’s going to do.”
When it was first announced that Gervais would return as host Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment said, “It is sure to make for an unexpected evening. We can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve.”
Gervais previously hosted the Golden Globes in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016. The Globes will air live on NBC, January 5, at 8 p.m. from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.