Jimmy Kimmel returning as Oscars host

Jimmy Kimmel is ready to host the Oscars as quickly as extra, ending a trilogy that started with him presiding over the chaotic “envelope-gate” ceremony.

The late-night discuss current host will preside over the ceremony in March, the current’s producers mentioned Monday.

“We’re great thrilled to have Jimmy rating his hat trick on this worldwide stage,” govt producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner mentioned in a joint assertion. “all of us know he’ll possible be humorous and ready for something!”

Kimmel has hosted the current twice earlier than, in 2017, when he managed the chaotic final moments all by which the unsuitable biggest picture winner was referred to as, after which the subsequent yr, which acquired here simply months into the #MeToo reckoning.

‘good honour or a entice’

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is both an unbelievable honour or a entice,” Kimmel mentioned. “both means, i am grateful to the academy for asking me so shortly after everyone good mentioned no.”

After the ninetieth Oscars in 2018, which Kimmel hosted to usually constructive opinions, the Academy Awards went with no host till the 94th ceremony earlier this yr, when Regina hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes shared the stage.

“Jimmy is the proper host to assist us acknowledge the unbelievable artists and movies of our ninety fifth Oscars,” mentioned academy CEO invoice Kramer and academy president Janet Yang. “His love of movies, stay tv expertise and expertise to join with our worldwide audiences will create an unforgettable expertise for our 1000’s and 1000’s of viewers worldwide.”

Molly McNearney, who’s the co-head author and govt producer of Jimmy Kimmel stay! and is married to Kimmel, may even function an govt producer on the Oscars broadcast. rankings have been a bit a of a curler-coaster for the esteemed Hollywood awards current. The 94th Oscars was an enchancment with 15.36 million viewers, however that was additionally as in contrast with the earlier yr’s doc low, which befell many COVID-modified awards displays. As always, rankings will possible be paramount for broadcaster ABC.

“Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host the Oscars is a dream come true. As we see every night on his personal current, Jimmy can deal with something with each coronary heart and humour, and all of us know that he’ll ship the laughs and celebratory moments that outline the Oscars,” mentioned Craig Erwich, president of ABC leisure, Hulu & Disney Branded tv Streaming Originals. “We love being the house of Hollywood’s biggest night and might’t wait to toast the success of this yr’s cinema and storytelling.”

Smith’s slap

This subsequent event is a landmark anniversary yr for the current, and the important to adjust to the incident all by which might Smith struck presenter Chris Rock on stage. Smith, who went on to win biggest actor that night, was banned from the Oscars for 10 years in consequence. The group’s management has mentioned that they’d want to maneuver on from the slap and deal with a ceremony that celebrates cinema.

The ninety fifth Oscars will possible be held on Sunday, March 12 on the Dolby Theater in l. a. and might possible be broadcast stay on ABC in further than 200 territories worldwide.


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