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Ricky Gervais Makes "Two for One Offer" To Host Oscars, Globes

The controversial comic is rumored to be back in the mix for the Golden Globes, and now he has his sights on the Academy Awards

By Eric Alt
|  Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 3:57 PM EDT
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Ricky Gervais jokes about his recent incident with Johnny Depp. The writer-comedian also talks about hosting both the Gloden Globes and the Oscars.

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Ricky Gervais jokes about his recent incident with Johnny Depp. The writer-comedian also talks about hosting both the Gloden Globes and the Oscars.

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After he mercilessly skewered Hollywood's best and brightest as host of the 2011 Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais was the most hated man in Tinseltown.

Well, not only is he rumored to be back in the mix to host the 2012 show, he is making Hollywood a bold offer: He'll stick around and host the Oscars, too.

“I’ll do it,” said Gervais, an in interview with Access Hollywood. “I’ll do [the Oscars] as well. I’ll be in town any way for the Globes.”

The Academy Awards, of course, are currently seeking a new host because original choice, Eddie Murphy, dropped out after his "Tower Heist" director Brett Ratner was pressured to resign after a series of inappropriate interviews and comments.

Gervais added that he'd give the producers "a two for one offer." 

“I can knock off 20 percent. Two for one deal," joked Gervais. "I’ll just stay up there.”

When asked if there was truth to the rumors that the comedian was having meetings with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association regarding a possible return to the Globes, Gervais replied: 

“They haven’t asked me officially yet, and I don’t know whether I’d say yes. It’s very tempting. It’s tempting [because] for three hours, I’m the most feared man in LA, so that’s nice.”

It was announced today that producer Brian Grazer has come on board to replace the departed Ratner.

Selected Reading: The Hollywood Reporter, Access Hollywood, Deadline

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