Jimmy Kimmel Returns To Host 90th Oscars In 2018

Make it two in a row for Jimmy Kimmel!

The late night talk show host is returning to the Academy Awards in 2018 after a well-received run this year. Kimmel, 49, will host the Oscars for the second consecutive year at the milestone 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018.

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“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to… the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favourite people, [producers] Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” said Kimmel in a statement obtained by ET Canada. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”

Of course, Kimmel is referring to the biggest Oscars flub of all time when “Bonnie and Clyde” duo Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong Best Picture title out – after being handed the wrong card – while handing out the little gold man for the final award in 2017. Dunaway read out loud from the card, “La La Land”, after seeing Emma Stone “La La Land” on the card, when it was in fact “Moonlight” that actually won the Best Picture Oscar. Stone had won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in “La La Land”.

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said it was a no-brainer to bring Kimmel back. “Our Oscars team this year delivered a show that hit every high note,” she touted. “Jimmy brought back the essence and light touch of the greatest hosts of Oscars’ past. Mike and Jennifer’s love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. This is the perfect team to lead us into the ninth decade.”

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Kimmel’s last run as Oscars’ host was a memorable one to say the least. The show ended on an infamous note after “La La Land” was accidentally presented with the Best Picture Oscar meant for “Moonlight”. 

The 90th Oscars will broadcast live on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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