Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

Carla Harmon
May 16, 2017

The late night talk show host is returning to the Academy Awards in 2018 after a well-received run this year. In addition, Boone Isaacs revealed that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will also be back to produce.

For the academy, the announcement of the host and producers came months ahead of the typical schedule, perhaps indicating a desire to show steadiness and continuity in the wake of the embarrassing and chaotic snafu that capped February's Oscars telecast, in which the wrong victor for best picture was initially announced.

He hosted one of the craziest Oscar ceremonies of all time and now, Jimmy Kimmel is coming back to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles for more.

"I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, [producers] Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd".

Jimmy Kimmel - the newly announced Oscars 2018 host - threw quite a nerve-racking party while hosting the Oscars 2017 earlier this year. Mike and Jennifer's love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. Certainly, the network would be eager to get one of its own TV personalities on the Oscars (we'll set everything on fire if it's ever Ryan Seacrest, who just joined Live with Kelly). "This is the flawless team to lead us into the ninth decade". "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 funnyman will be hosting the 90th anniversary of the award show!

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