Jimmy Kimmel Returning To Host The 2018 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel at the 2017 Oscars

by James White |
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This year's Oscars ceremony was largely competent and unremarkable... right up until it wasn't. But while The Moment That Launched A Thousand Memes And Jokes still haunts some, it appears the Academy bosses and show producers are still happy to be in business with first-time host Jimmy Kimmel, as he'll be back to oversee next year's kudos-fest.

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have already signed deals to return for the show, and managed to convince Kimmel to quickly take a second stab at hosting gig, which will represent the 90th year of the Academy Awards.

“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Dawn Hudson and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favourite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” Kimmel says in a statement. "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"

"After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen – and does," says ABC network president Channing Dungey. "With Mike and Jennifer at the helm, we’re ready for another unforgettable show that will dazzle, delight and, most importantly, honour 90 years of Hollywood’s most prestigious award."

The 90th Oscars are scheduled for 4 March at the event's current home, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Hopefully someone will keep track of the winners' envelopes this time...

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