Jimmy Kimmel Picked To Host 2018 Oscars
Jimmy Kimmel has been selected as the host of the Oscars to be held in March 2018.
In an announcement from the Academy on Tuesday, the 49-year-old host was named to lead the 90th Academy Awards show next year, which will be held once again at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (RELATED: Michael Moore, Other Celebs Compare Shocking Oscar Ending To 2016 Election)
“No one can throw a party 90 years in the making like @JimmyKimmel and producers Michael De Luca & Jennifer Todd! Welcome back! #Oscars90,” the Academy tweeted.
No one can throw a party 90 years in the making like @JimmyKimmel and producers Michael De Luca & Jennifer Todd! Welcome back! #Oscars90 pic.twitter.com/uIlZZ8cWtN
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 16, 2017
“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl [Boone Isaacs], Dawn [Hudson] and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” said Kimmel. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
Later the host tweeted, “Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope).”
Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 16, 2017
Kimmel was the host at the Oscars in February when the Academy had the biggest mess-up they have ever had, announcing “La La Land” as the winner for “Best Picture” instead of “Moonlight” when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were handed the wrong card.