Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

Candice Alexander
May 17, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars in 2018. The one-time Oscars host came under fire in February when the biggest controversy of Oscars history erupted during his ceremony.

Kimmel made his Oscars-hosting debut earlier this year and was hailed for how he handled the closing moments clouded in confusion. Some are even luckier to host twice, and fewer are even even luckier to do it twice in a row, an honor Jimmy Kimmel has just been awarded.

Deadline writes that the Oscars were "moving aggressively" to get Kimmel back.

It's been nearly three month since the unforgettable mishap occurred at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, where La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture victor, when it was really supposed to go to Moonlight.

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", ABC's late-night talk show.

No-one has hosted the Oscars in back-to-back years since Billy Crystal in 1997-98.

Kimmel's return was announced by Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Tuesday. "Jimmy's skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen - and does", said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment in a statement. The late-night television favorite will return as the host of the 90th Academy Awards. The 49-year-old has also headlined the Emmys twice, the American Music Awards five times and the ESPYs once.

Kimmel also alluded to the unusual finale at the 89th edition but promised an interesting ceremony next year.

The event will be televised live on ABC.

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