Ricky Gervais Hosting 2012 Globes!

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Ricky Gervais' hosting of the 2011 Golden Globes was equally applauded and decried as the direct shots he took at Hollywood's best and brightest (many of whom were in the room at the time) were seen as either brilliant or over-the-line, depending on who you talked to.

But Hollywood may want to invest in some helmets because ETonline has confirmed that Gervais is set to host the ceremony once again, this January.

Rumors of his return have been swirling for weeks, as Gervais himself said, "I think NBC wants me to do it, but the Hollywood Foreign Press have got to want me as well. It's their party."

Through all of that, the appeal of hosting never waned. "For three hours, I'm the most feared man in L.A., so that's nice."

The 69th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC January 15, 2012.