But will the British comic repeat his celeb-baiting act, or tone it down a little this year?
Organisers appear to have put 'red carpet power' ahead of movie magic in their choice of nominees
Organisers take a risk after one Tinseltown A-lister threatened to boycott awards if Gervais came back
Ricky Gervais offers to present the Oscars - but new TV show Life's Too Short gets poor reviews
Disability groups and fellow comedians attack Gervais for ‘offensive’ term