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Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2012: Jokes Will Be Uncensored, Poster Revealed (PHOTO)


First Posted: 01/05/12 03:36 PM ET Updated: 01/06/12 12:02 PM ET

You asked for it, Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Asked back to host the Golden Globes in the wake of last year's celebrity roast, Ricky Gervais agreed to return for his third go round under one condition: no censorship.

"I do it my way. I get final edit on everything. And everything I do turns out like I wanted," Gervais tells Matt Lauer in a new interview scheduled to air on Friday on the Today Show. "And they don't know what I'm gonna say. And they won't know what I'm gonna say till I say it."

Don't expect him to tone it down on his own, though; after a mild first turn, turned on the insults (with hits at Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr, John Travolta and Tom Cruise, amongst others) and much preferred that approach.

"I got it a bit wrong I think the first time. I tried too hard with the shtick, the comedy, and I should have just gone out there and done zingers, I think, because the attention span of someone at an award show, particularly the Golden Globe, is about a second," he tells Lauer. "They're drinkin', they're talkin', they're seein' someone. You know, you've gotta grab their attention. It's not a great place for a comedian to play because they've got other things on their mind. They're there to see if they've won an award, but they don't wanna see this guy come out and telling jokes. Certainly not jokes at their expense."

In a blog entry in November, Gervais promised some more carnage.

"Now here's the thing. The outrage I caused was of course, as usual, totally out of proportion to the things I said. I don't think anyone had any right to be offended but they were," he wrote. "This year I'm going to make sure their offence is completely justified. The best thing about it is writing the gags. I love writing one liners. Particularly when they can't be used in any other context. It gives them a special weight on the night if you know what I mean."

NBC has revealed the poster for this year's show; check it out below.

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THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES:
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  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: George Clooney in "The Descendants"

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor George Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Fox Searchlight's 'The Descendants' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Brad Pitt in ''Moneyball''

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actor Brad Pitt arrives at 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Leonardo DiCaprio in ''J.Edgar''

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor and co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio attends LACMA Art Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Ryan Gosling in ''The Ides of March''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Ides Of March' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on September 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Michael Fassbender in ''Shame''

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Michael Fassbender attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Viola Davis in ''The Help''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual 'Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast' at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Meryl Streep in ''The Iron Lady''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Meryl Streep attends the 'The Iron Lady' New York premiere after party at The Royalton Hotel on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Tilda Swinton in ''We Need to Talk About Kevin''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Tilda Swinton attends IFP's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Rooney Mara in ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Rooney Mara attends the 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Glenn Close in ''Albert Nobbs''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress/producer Glenn Close attends the Giorgio Armani & Cinema Society screening of 'Albert Nobbs' at the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Jean Dujardin in ''The Artist''

    BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Actor Jean Dujardin arrives for the 24th European Film Awards 2011 at Tempodrom on December 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Brendan Gleeson in ''The Guard''

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Brendan Gleeson attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Owen Wilson in ''Midnight in Paris''

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Actor Owen Wilson poses during a portrait session at the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ''50/50''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the 'Long Live Imagination' campaign screening of 'When You Find Me' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Ryan Gosling in ''Crazy, Stupid, Love'

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Ides Of March' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on September 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Michelle Williams, ''My Week With Marilyn''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Michelle Williams poses for a photo at the 'My Week With Marilyn' New York premiere at The Paris Theatre on November 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Jodie Foster, ''Carnage''

    WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Jodie Foster arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows' at Regency Village Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Kristen Wiig, ''Bridesmaids''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Kristen Wiig attends the 2011 American Museum of Natural History gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Charlize Theron, ''Young Adult''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Actress Charlize Theron attends the New York Times TimesTalk at the Times Center on December 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Kate Winslet, ''Carnage''

    PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: Kate Winslet attends 'Carnage Paris premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on November 20, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for "Drive"

    SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actor Albert Brooks attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Drive' at the Aero Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for 'TheWrap')

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer, ''Beginners''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Actor Christopher Plummer attends IFP's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kenneth Branagh, ''My Week With Marilyn''

    British actor and director Kenneth Branagh arrives for the Moet Independent British Film Awards in the City of London December 4,2011. AFP PHOTO/Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jonah Hill, ''Moneyball''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Jonah Hill attends 'The Sitter' premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Viggo Mortensen, ''A Dangerous Method''

    PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: Viggo Mortensen attends 'A Dangerous Method' Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on December 12, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Berenice Bejo, ''The Artist''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Berenice Bejo arrives to a special screening of The Weinstein Company's 'The Artist' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 21, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer, ''The Help''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Octavia Spencer arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual 'Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast' at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, ''The Help''

    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 07: US Actress Jessica Chastain attends 'Another Happy Day' red carpet premiere during Marrakech International Film Festival 2011 on December 7, 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Janet McTeer, ''Albert Nobbs''

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Janet McTeer attends the opening night of 'Jerusalem' on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre on April 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Actress Shailene Woodley attends 'The Descendants' premiere during day four of the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

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