British comedian Ricky Gervais is in final talks to return as the host of the Golden Globe Awards, despite upsetting many Hollywood heavyweights with his mean-spirited jokes at the ceremony earlier this year.
Officials at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who stage the annual ceremony, have voted for the outrageous funnyman to hit the stage again in January.
The news will be made official once all contracts are signed, according to Variety.
During his stint as host at the beginning of 2011, irreverent Gervais came under fire for going too far with jokes about Johnny Depp
and Angelina Jolie
's movie The Tourist
and Tim Allen
, among others.