Jimmy Kimmel to return as host for 2018 Oscars

Jimmy KimmelThe Academy has announced that talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the awards show in 2018.

If you watched the Oscars this year, you may remember the big scandal involving the mix-up for the Best Picture award winner. When the announcement that he would host again was made official, Kimmel claimed it’s the “highlight of his career.”

“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show,” Kimmel joked.

Moonlight ended up being awarded the best picture at the Oscars, after La La Land was handed the award in error by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were given the wrong card to read.

Overall, the host was praised for his work during the ceremony, despite the confusing mix-up at the end. Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will also return for next year’s show.

“Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. “Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history.”

Although the host generally got positive reviews, the ratings were down four percent from the prior year, as the ceremony only attracted 32.9 million viewers.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will air Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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  1. CDubya • May 17, 2017 @ 5:22 PM

    I thought he did a great job. Getting people off the star tour bus and into the theatre was nice idea but fell flat pretty fast. Went on longer than it should.

  2. Ross Murray • May 17, 2017 @ 11:15 PM

    He’s a good choice to host this. Here’s hoping everyone else around him gets things right.

  3. Penguin • May 18, 2017 @ 12:42 AM

    I should hope that such an horrific error would never occur again. Ernst & Young had better be very careful this time around or their job could well be on the line. A 90th Anniversary Oscars is not the place to screw things up again. Jimmy Kimmel deserves to have a second go of things. Well done.

  4. Lee Mac • May 18, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

    Kimmel….another piece of shit who makes a living
    making a fool of other people, but seemingly when it’s ” His ” son
    he starts crying ?….Oh c’mon Jimmy your kid looked like a BORG Baby
    with all those tubes don’t you think ?
    Not funny Jimmy ?

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