Ricky Gervais has said he must make sure his jokes are "bulletproof" when he takes to the stage to host the Golden Globes so they don't get him in trouble down the line.

Gervais has already hosted the awards show four times and will take to the stage once again on Sunday, January 5 in Beverly Hills to emcee proceedings.

When it comes to preparing his material, Gervais said he has to make sure they will still be "bulletproof" in 10 years.

"I write jokes and they're considered and I make sure they're bulletproof," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Nowadays, you've got to make sure they're bulletproof in 10 years' time, with people going through saying, 'He said this once, 10 years [ago].' Kevin Hart [lost] his job [as Oscars host] for 10-year-old tweets that he said he was sorry about and deleted at the time.

"So there's more pressure on making [the jokes bulletproof]. It's the world [watching]. This isn't me in a comedy club."

On his hosting persona he said, "I've got to be the bloke sitting at home who shouldn't have been invited. That's who I've got to be."

Saoirse Ronan and Andrew Scott are among the nominees, with Ronan telling RTÉ Entertainment that any recognition she receives for her performance in Little Women is shared with the film's writer and director Greta Gerwig, who was noticeably missing from the list of nominees.

"A huge part of any of the work that any of us have produced in this film, comes from her," Ronan told RTÉ Entertainment.

"Anything that I have gotten recognised for is ours."

Watch our full interview with Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig here:

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The Golden Globes take place on January 5.

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