The late-night talk show host has presided over the Oscars before, including a famously chaotic moment in 2017.
LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once again, completing a trilogy that began with him presiding over the chaotic “Envelope Gate” ceremony.
The late-night talk show host will preside over the ceremony in March, the show’s producers said Monday.
“We are thrilled to have Jimmy complete his hat trick on this global stage,” executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said in a joint statement. “We know he’ll be funny and up for anything!”
Kimmel has hosted the show twice before, in 2017, when he orchestrated a chaotic finale that called the wrong Best Picture winner, and again the following year, just months into the #MeToo reckoning. I came.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a huge honor or a trap,” Kimmel said. “Anyway, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so early when everyone said no.”
After the 90th Oscars in 2018, which Kimmel hosted to generally positive reviews, the Academy Awards went hostless until the 94th ceremony earlier this year when Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes took the stage. shared the
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“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars,” added Academy CEO Bill Cramer and Academy President Janet Yang. “His love of movies, live TV skills, and ability to connect with our global audience will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers around the world.”
Molly McNearney, who appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is co-head writer and executive producer. And married to Kimmel, Oscar will also serve as an executive producer on the broadcast. Ratings for Hollywood’s prestigious awards show are a bit of a roller coaster. The 94th Oscars was an improvement with 15.36 million viewers, but it was also compared to last year’s record low, which affected many of the COVID-altered awards shows. As always, ratings will be paramount for broadcaster ABC.
“Having Jimmy Kimmel back to host the Oscars is a dream come true. As we see every night on our show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know he laughs. and will feature celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney. Branded television streaming originals. “We love being home to Hollywood’s biggest night and can’t wait for this year’s cinematic and storytelling success.”
This next event marks a historic anniversary year for the show, and is the first since The Slap, in which Will Smith punched presenter Chris Rock on stage. Smith, who won best actor that night, was banned from the Oscars for 10 years. The leadership of the organization has said that they want to move on from the slapstick and focus on the cinema event.
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The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on ABC in more than 200 territories around the world.