Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars For A Third Time

Jimmy Kimmel is able to host the Oscars once more, finishing a trilogy that began with him presiding over the chaotic “envelope-gate” ceremony.

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

“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage,” government producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner stated in a joint assertion. “We know he will be funny and ready for anything!”

Jimmy Kimmel (heart) handled the chaos within the 2017 ceremony when the unsuitable best-picture winner was known as.

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Kimmel has hosted the present twice earlier than, in 2017, when he managed the chaotic remaining moments through which the unsuitable finest image winner was known as, after which the subsequent yr, which got here simply months into the #MeToo reckoning.

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel stated. “Either way, I am grateful to the academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”

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

“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars,” added academy CEO Invoice Kramer and academy President Janet Yang. “His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide.”

Molly McNearney, who’s the co-head author and government producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and is married to Kimmel, may even function an government producer on the Oscars broadcast. Rankings have been a bit a of a rollercoaster for the esteemed Hollywood awards present. The 94th Oscars was an enchancment with 15.36 million viewers, however that was additionally compared to the earlier yr’s document low, which befell many COVID-modified awards exhibits. As all the time scores might 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 own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” stated Craig Erwich, president of ABC Leisure, Hulu & Disney Branded Tv Streaming Originals. “We love being the home of Hollywood’s biggest night and can’t wait to toast the success of this year’s cinema and storytelling.”

This subsequent occasion is a landmark anniversary yr for the present, and the primary to comply with The Slap, through which Will Smith struck presenter Chris Rock on stage. Smith, who went on to win finest actor that evening, was banned from the Oscars for 10 years consequently. The group’s management has stated that they’d like to maneuver on from the slap and concentrate on a ceremony that celebrates cinema.

The ninety fifth Oscars might be held on Sunday, March 12 on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and might be broadcast reside on ABC in additional than 200 territories worldwide.